Princeton, N.J. (November 3, 2015) – Following a Columbia win at Yale, junior Cameron Nizialek has been named the STATS FCS National Special Teams Player of the Week and the Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week, announced today.
Nizialek lined up for a 30-yard field goal attempt with the Lions holding a 10-7 lead in the fourth quarter at Yale. At the snap, holder Trevor McDonagh scrambled out to his right and sent an option-pitch to Nizialek, who ran the ball 13 yards into the end zone for a touchdown. The score for Chantilly, Virginia, native was his first career trip to the end zone, and put the game out of reach for the Bulldogs.
Aside from the touchdown, Nizialek also nailed a career-long 40-yard field goal in the first half, went 2-for-2 on extra points, and punted the ball four times for 132 yards.
The Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week award is the second this season for Columbia, as Max Keefe was a Week 3 receipient when blocked a punt that led to a safety at Princeton.
Nizialek is the second player this season from the Ivy League to be named a STATS National Player of the Week, as Dartmouth’s Dalyn Williams was the Offensive POTW in Week 6.
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