MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 08, 2008
Wood, Finkley earn PFL weekly honors
Jason Wood and Elliott Finkley earned Pioneer Football League “Player of the Week” honors for their stellar efforts in Saturday’s game at top-ranked Appalachian State.

Wood earned the league’s weekly defensive honor by racking up a game-high 13 tackles, his third double-digit tackling effort in the last four games.

Finkley was picked as the special teams honoree after returning a punt 60 yards for the Dolphins only score in the contest.

“These two young men played extremely well on Saturday and earned this award,” said JU head coach Kerwin Bell. “We had a lot of young men step up against a very good team. This experience will give our guys a lot to build on as hit the heart of our schedule.”

Finkley’s punt return was the fourth longest in school history and the first for a touchdown since Nate Conner’s 67 yard return against Austin Peay in 2005.

Wood had four solo tackles and assists on nine others, including a half-tackle for a loss – his first of the season. He leads the team in tackles with 18 and ranks in the top 100 nationally.

The Dolphins open their home schedule on Saturday against new PFL rival Campbell. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.