LANCASTER, PA – Senior David Brookhart and sophomore Mike Kalanik, who helped the Johns Hopkins football team to a 41-10 win at Dickinson on Saturday, have been named the Centennial Conference Special Teams and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively, after both played key roles in the victory. This is the first time Brookhart and Kalanik have been honored by the Centennial Conference.
Brookhart etched his name in the Johns Hopkins record book as he returned a first quarter punt 56 yards for a touchdown. The return is tied for the third-longest in school history and is the first punt return for a touchdown by a Johns Hopkins player since Mark Guzzo took one back 42 yards for a score against Muhlenberg on October 14, 1995.
Kalanik led the Blue Jay defense with eight tackles, including 4.5 for losses and one sack. The eight tackles were one shy of his career high and the 4.5 tackles for losses were the most by a Johns Hopkins player since Colin Wixted had 4.5 against Hampden–Sydney in 2007.
Johns Hopkins improved to 4-0 overall and the 3-0 in the Centennial Conference with the win at Dickinson. The Blue Jays, who have won 45 consecutive regular season games and 40 straight league games, will return to action on Saturday, September 30 when they travel to Ursinus (4-0, 3-0 CC).
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