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Five ‘Cats Earn Academic All-PFL Recognition

by | Dec 1, 2021

Eli Turner Jr. has a new honor to add to his list of accomplishments. He and four teammates earned all-conference academic honors.


DAVIDSON, N.C. – Five Wildcats have been named to the Academic All-Pioneer Football League Teams, announced by the PFL Wednesday. This announcement concludes a three-day rollout of conference awards for the fall 2021 season.

Seniors slot recieverĀ Eli Turner, Jr. and punter Evan Pritchard, along with junior Bradyn Oakley and sophomores Jonathan Hammond and Jack Wiese all earned nods on the Academic All-PFL Second Team. Both Pritchard and Oakley earned Academic All-PFL status in the spring.

Turner rushed for 304 yards and two touchdown and made eight catches for 119 yards and a touchdown. Pritchard registered six punts inside the 20 with only two touchbacks and posted a 41.1 punt average.

Oakley put up 124 rushing yards and a touchdown on 24 carries and recorded 102 receiving yards and scored a touchdown in six catches. Hammond led the PFL in sacks with 9.5 on the season with 64 tackles. Wiese appeared in eight games this season for the Wildcats making five tackles.

Hammond and Oakley all earned spots All-PFL teams this season as well. Pritchard was given All-PFL Honorable Mention.

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