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Tessmann Named PFL Defensive Player of the Week

by | Oct 4, 2022

Tessman (36) in the game vs. Butler.

DAVIDSON, N.C. – Following Davidson’s 31-0 shutout of Butler Saturday, sophomore linebacker John Tessmann was named the Pioneer Football League’s Defensive Player of the Week. This is the Lookout Mountain, Tenn. native’s first career conference award.

Tessman is at the bottom of this pile after one of his two interceptions vs. Butler.

Tessmann picked off two passes as the Wildcats’ defense posted its first shutout since 2019. His first interception came early in the third quarter at the Davidson 24-yard line as Butler attempted a deep pass following a Wildcat scoring drive.

His second pick was early in the fourth quarter and stopped a BulldogĀ drive at midfield. It is the third two-interception day by a PFL defender this season, but the first by a linebacker.

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Davidson will travel to St. Paul, Minn., next weekend for a 2 p.m. kick-off with conference foe St. Thomas.


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