HOUGHTON, Mich. (WLUC) – Michigan Tech placekicker Eric Zeboor has been named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week, announced Monday by the conference office. It's the second time this season that Zeboor has been honored with the player of the week award after helping lead the Huskies past Wayne State on Saturday.
Zeboor, a freshman from Rockford, Michigan, had his best performance of the season on Saturday with a single game career high in field goal makes in Tech's 23-20 win over Wayne State at Sherman Field. Zeboor connected on 3 of 4 field goal attempts and both of his extra points while averaging 58.6 yards on kickoffs with one touchback and a fair catch inside the 25-yard line.
With the game tied 20-20, Zeboor made what would be the game winning field goal from 34 yards out with 5:49 to play in the fourth quarter. Earlier in the contest, Zeboor made a career long 43-yard attempt. In total, he scored 11 of Tech's points and added a potential touchdown saving tackle on a kickoff return. On the season, Zeboor is 6 for 9 in field goal attempts and 15 of 16 on extra points.
Freshman running back Jared Smith and senior defensive lineman Xavier Ciardo were Honorable Mention Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week respectively. This week's GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week award went to Jayru Campbell of Ferris State and Defensive Player of the Week honors were handed out to Ferris State's Delon Stephenson.
The Huskies will return to action on Saturday when they travel to Ashland University for a GLIAC battle with the Eagles. The kickoff for Saturday's game is scheduled for 1 p.m.