Roehler Named ROOT SPORTS Big Sky Special Teams Player of the Week

Griffin Roehler
Griffin Roehler

OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona true freshman Griffin Roehler was selected as the ROOT SPORTS Big Sky Special Teams Player of the Week, announced today by the league office. Roehler kicked his way past Weber State, helping NAU to a 33-20 road win. It is the first conference weekly honor of Roehler's career.

Roehler went 4-for-4 in made field goals, tallying one in each quarter. He registered a 25-yard field goal in the first quarter to extend NAU's lead to 10-0, and then a 36-yard made field goal by Roehler put the Lumberjacks up 20-0 with 4:34 to go in the first half. Roehler recorded a 28-yard field goal in the third quarter to get the scoring started once again, and then led off the fourth quarter with a 28-yarder, putting NAU up 26-14 at that point. It was a career-high for made field goals in a game for Roehler. He was also 3-for-3 in made PATS, giving him 15 points on the day; the most points scored by kicking by a Lumberjack in a game in at least six years. He's one of seven players in the FCS this season to register four or more made field goals in a game. Roehler added eight kickoffs for 508 yards at 63.5 yards per kick with three resulting in a touchback.

Roehler's honor is the first special teams weekly honor for the Lumberjacks and the third overall with NAU previously earning a pair of defensive nods.

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