Heidelberg University football’s Ryan Fischer received Ohio Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week recognition for his 71 yard punt return on Saturday against the Alma Scots.
Up 49-7 on the Scots, the tenacious Berg defense forced an Alma punt at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Fischer fielded the ball at the Heidelberg 29 yard line, darted past two would-be tacklers, beat one Scot at the fifty yard line and sprinted, untouched down the Heidelberg sideline for the final score of the game.
Fischer finished with three returns for 101 yards and an average of 33.6 yards per return.
The Student Princes will take a week off before entering the gauntlet of Ohio Athletic Conference competition. The Berg kicks off the 2013 OAC schedule by hosting the Polar Bears of Ohio Northern on Saturday, September 21 at 2:00 p.m. The matchup will celebrate the 3rd Annual Bendekovic Bowl and Fellows Day at the Berg.