INDIANAPOLIS – For the second time this fall, the Ohio Dominican football team won two of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference's three individual weekly awards.
Senior Camren Moore (New Carlisle, Ohio) was tabbed the G-MAC Defensive Player of the Week, while junior Logen Neidhardt (Hicksville, Ohio) was named Special Teams Player of the Week. Moore is receiving his first weekly award and Neidhardt now has six career G-MAC weekly honors, including two this season. Overall, ODU has six award winners in 2019, tied with Findlay for the most in the conference. The Panthers also have the most defensive player of the week honorees with four.
In tough weather conditions, which featured a steady downpour throughout, Ohio Dominican is coming off a 7-0 home victory over Walsh last Saturday. In the win, Moore helped guide the defense to its eighth shutout in school history, while blanking an opponent for the first time since Sept. 23, 2017. The Panther defense also recorded a season-best in yards allowed, 251.
The senior led the team and the G-MAC this week with 16 tackles (nine solo, seven assisted), which ties a career high and ranks seventh all-time for a single game in school history. Moore added a pass break up as well. With his 16 stops, Moore now has 266 career tackles, which ranks fourth all-time at ODU. His 161 assisted tackles are also good enough for the school record.
For the season, Moore has a team-high 69 tackles. His 9.9 stops per game leads the G-MAC and ranks among the top 25 nationally. The senior also has three pass break ups and 1.5 tackles for loss.
Neidhardt continued his stellar season by becoming just the second special teams player in the conference this season to win the G-MAC weekly award multiple times. The junior had five punts against Walsh, which traveled 231 yards, a 46.2 average per attempt. Neidhardt had a long punt of 61 yards, which is one yard shy of his career-long and the longest attempt by any punter in the G-MAC this fall. His average of 46.2 was the highest in the G-MAC this week and ranks sixth on the all-time conference list.
In 2019, Neidhardt has 35 punts and is averaging 43.3 yards per attempt. His mark is good enough to lead the G-MAC and ranks sixth nationally. With three punts placed inside the opponent's 20-yard line last Saturday, the junior now has 16 attempts dropped inside the 20 this season. Just as impressive, he also has zero touchbacks.
The Panthers will be off this upcoming weekend before returning to Panther Stadium for Senior Day against Lake Erie at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9.
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