Rizzardi Named NEFC Defensive Player of the Week

Rizzardi Named NEFC Defensive Player of the Week

NEW LONDON, Conn. – Senior strong safety Joe Rizzardi has been named the New England Football Conference (NEFC) Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Bears 24-6 win over Nichols on Saturday.

Rizzardi had a 52-yard interception return for a touchdown while adding ten tackles, nine solo, two for loss and a partially blocking a punt as the Bears improved to 5-3 overall and 4-1 in the NEFC setting up the first place showdown on Saturday against unbeaten Western New England, the #1 team in New England.

He leads the Bears with 68 tackles, 48 solo and is tied for the team lead with three interceptions, two of which he has returned for touchdowns.

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