MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2009
Record setting day earns Chipperfield weekly honor
When you think of weapons on a football team, you think more of wide receivers, linebackers and quarterbacks.
It’s not often you think of punters as a weapon. But JU’s Logan Chipperfield was a weapon on Saturday night, punting for a school-record 468 yards – an average of 42.5 yards on 11 punts, to earn Pioneer Football League “Special Teams Player of the Week” honors.
The Jacksonville Beach native flipped field position several times against Samford, booting two punts for more than 50 yards, with two downed inside the 20-yard line.
“When you have a punter like Logan who can flip the field when you get backed up is a great weapon to have,” said JU head coach Kerwin Bell. “He did a great job against Samford in changing field position and our coverage team did a good job of not allowing any return yards.”
Taking away his three pooch punts, Chipperfield averaged 44.6 yards per punt. His 11 punts tied the school record for most punts in a game and the 468 yards shattered the previous record of 405.
With his stellar night, the Dolphins moved into 11th place nationally in net punting – averaging 40.35 yards per punt after the return, which leads the PFL. Chipperfield enters this weekend ranked 12th nationally in punting average at 42.82 yards per punt.
DEFENSE BAGGING IT UP: The JU defense continues to make a living applying pressure to the quarterback. The Dolphins are second in the country in sacks per game, averaging 6.0 through the first two games. Jacksonville is 11th nationally in tackles for a loss, averaging 9.0 per game. Allen Fennell and Mike Mayoral are tied for 32nd nationally with an average of 1.75 tackles for a loss per game.