New Hampshire Football Report

Fairweather receives NE-10 award

MANSFIELD, Mass. – Seniors Eric Fairweather (Londonderry, N.H.) and CJ Miller (Clinton, Md.) of the Saint Anselm College football team each picked up Player of the Week honors from the Northeast-10 Conference on Monday.

PDF: NE10 Weekly Release – Week 8

Fairweather was named the league’s Offensive Player of the Week while Miller secured Defensive Player of the Week honors for Saint Anselm, winners of three consecutive games after a 25-24 victory over Southern Connecticut State University on Saturday. Five student-athletes from the Hawks football program have now won weekly awards from the NE10.

Against the Owls, Fairweather completed 24 passes for 347 yards, throwing three touchdowns and rushing home for another – he set the all-time program record with his involvement in 67 career scores (37 passing, 29 rushing, 1 receiving). Yianni Gavalas held the original record of 64 (52 passing, 12 rushing) across his four-year Saint Anselm career.

Across his previous three games, Fairweather has completed just shy of 60 percent of his passes for 844 yards, throwing for nine touchdowns and rushing for four. He has completed 15.88 passes per game and thrown for 11 touchdowns on the year, ranking second in the NE10 in both figures.

Since joining the Hawks in the 2015 season, the fifth-year senior has posted 29 rushing touchdowns to rank second all-time. His 2,097 rushing yards are the third-most in team history and his 37 passing touchdowns is the fifth-best figure in team annals. He is one of only two active NCAA Division II quarterbacks with over 5,000 career passing and 2,000 career rushing yards.

Against the Owls, Miller posted eight tackles that included two-and-a-half sacks for a combined loss of 24 yards. His interception on the Saint Anselm six-yard line late in the first half kept his team in the game as he returned it 19 yards – the Hawks took the ball into halftime trailing only 17-12.

He exits the week ranked 14th nationally with 0.38 forced fumbles per game and 15th in NCAA Division II with 0.94 sacks per game. Across 37 career games played on the Hilltop, he has posted 13 quarterback sacks for over 100 yards and has averaged 6.6 tackles per contest. He ranks ninth in team history with 243 career tackles and his 27 tackles for a loss is ranked 10th all-time.

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