Henning Named NEFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Tyler Henning
Tyler Henning

NEW LONDON, Conn. – Senior Tyler Henning has been named the New England Football Conference (NEFC) Special Teams Player of the Week for the second time in the last three games.

Henning , who leads the NEFC and is 8th nationally averaging 42.4 yards per punt, was once again a huge weapon for the Bears in the field position battle as he punted six times knocking five of those inside the 20-yard line, while a 67-yard punt was wiped out following a roughing the kicker penalty.

MIT had to start at its own three, six and nine yard line in the second half following Henning punts while the Engineers twice started at their own 15-yard line in the first half. He averaged 38.3 yards per punt with a long of 51 yards in the win.

He wins the award for the second time after being named NEFC Special Teams Player of the Week following the 21-20 win over Salve Regina on Sept. 26th when he kicked a game-winning 37-yard field goal with three seconds left.

Henning now leads the NEFC with eight punts of 50 yards or more and 15 of those inside the 20, the closest punters to him in those categories are three punts over 50 and ten inside the 20.

The Bears, who have won three straight for the first time since 2007, are 4-2 overall and 3-0 in the NEFC tied with Western New England atop the standings.

Coast Guard will travel to Curry on Saturday with kickoff set for 1 p.m.


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