RICHMOND, Va. – Elon junior punter David Petroni collected the first weekly CAA Football honor of the year for the Phoenix as the league recognized the Buford, Ga., native as the Special Teams Player of the Week on Sept. 7.
Petroni, who becomes just the second Elon player to earn a CAA Football weekly award, averaged 44.2 yards on 11 punts in the maroon and gold’s opener at Wake Forest. He launched three punts of 50 or more yards, including the longest two punts of his career that checked in at 61 and 60 yards. Four of his punts pinned the Demon Deacons inside their own 20-yard line.
The Phoenix will be back on the gridiron on Saturday, Sept. 12, with a 6 p.m. game at Gardner-Webb.
2015 Elon Football League Players of the Week
• David Petroni – Special Teams (Sept. 7)