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Wildcat Football’s Hatalowich Earns League Defensive Player of the Week

by | Nov 4, 2019 | Sports

George Hatalowich was all smiles after Saturday’s game against Valparaiso.


ST. LOUIS – Senior linebacker George Hatalowich was tabbed the Pioneer Football League Defensive Player of the Week, announced Sunday.

Hatalowich essentially ended the game against Valparaiso with his first interception since 2017 on fourth and 17, and under a minute left on the clock. The Hummelstown, Pa., native held on to the ball while falling in front of the Davidson sideline to seal the 27-21 victory for the ‘Cats.

Hatalowich led the team with nine tackles to become the first league Defensive Player of the Week for Davidson since Harrison Hill in week two of 2018. He is the third league weekly honoree in the last two weeks for the Wildcats after a pair of teammates, Wesley Dugger and Pat Tabor, landed on the report after the dominating win at Jacksonville.

Earlier this season in a surprise presentation during the bye week, Hatalowich was presented with his Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Trophy in front of his teammates. He will next be honored during halftime of the Allstate Sugar Bowl and will embark on a community service project in New Orleans with his fellow honorees and former Good Works Team member and Heisman Trophy winner, Tim Tebow.

Hatalowich and his teammates next travel to Butler for a PFL showdown with the Bulldogs. Kick off from Indianapolis, Ind., is slated for noon. 

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