Release courtesy of Benedictine University athletics communications
Benedictine University punter Grant Klaver became the first player to receive national attention in the 2018-19 year by earning a slot on the D3football.com Team of the Week.
Every week D3football.com sorts through nominations to determine the best performances at each position and assemble a team of the week to honor standout individual showings.
Klaver punted six times in a 39-20 loss to Loras College in the home opener. The junior averaged over 50 yards per attempt, and pinned three inside the 20-yardline, helping to turn field position. Two of Klaver's punts covered longer than 50 yards, including an 84-yard boot, the second longest in school history. The Mason, Mich. native exceeded 40 yard on four of his kicks. Klaver currently ranks second in the conference in yards per punt and is tied for the conference lead with six inside the 20.
Benedictine (0-2) hosts Olivet College in the final non-conference game of the year on Saturday afternoon.