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Two Crusaders Earn National Football Honors
Greg Wood received recognition for his efforts on Saturday. (Stacey LaCalamita)
Greg Wood received recognition for his efforts on Saturday. (Stacey LaCalamita)
Eric Hoffman picked up a pair of honors. (Stacey LaCalamita)
Eric Hoffman picked up a pair of honors. (Stacey LaCalamita)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Valparaiso University’s Eric Hoffman (Manitowoc, Wis./Lincoln H.S.) and Greg Wood (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville H.S.) both earned national recognition for their performances on the football field Saturday afternoon in the Crusaders’ win against Campbell.

Both individuals earned College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention Performers of the Week at quarterback and punter respectively for Division I-FCS.  Hoffman was also named The Sports Network/Fathead.com FCS co-National Freshman of the Week for his efforts.

Hoffman, who was also named the Pioneer Football League’s Co-Offensive Player of the Week, completed 30-of-40 passes for 314 yards and a career-high four scores as the Brown and Gold snapped a 29-game losing skid.  He was 7-of-8 in the fourth quarter for 81 yards and two scores, the last of which proved to be the game winner with 3:09 to play.

Hoffman’s touchdown tosses were 14, three, 14, and nine yards, and each one either gave Valpo the lead or extended the Crusader advantage. 

Wood punted three times on Saturday for a 46.7-yard per kick average.  He had a long of 58 yards and landed one of his three punts at the Campbell one-yard line.

Valparaiso will close out the 2011 regular season on Saturday afternoon against Davidson.  Kickoff is set for 12 p.m. CST in Davidson, N.C.

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M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
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Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
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Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
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Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
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Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
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Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
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