MITCH MERSMAN NAMED ADIDAS OVC SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK
October 16, 2016
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – University of Tennessee at Martin junior place kicker Mitch Mersman has been named adidas Ohio Valley Conference Specialist of the Week for his standout performance against Murray State on Saturday evening.
A native of Dickson, Tenn., Mersman tallied a career night against Murray State booting a single-game high three field goals while setting a new personal long in the contest. Mersman tied his career-long with a 37-yard field goal to open the game’s scoring before later capping off the first quarter with a new career-long of 39 yards. He would complete his evening by notching another 37-yard field goal to open the fourth quarter while converting 3-of-3 PATs.
In his first season as the team’s primary place kicking specialist, Mersman has converted 6-of-11 field goal attempts while leading the OVC with a perfect 34-of-34 conversion rate on PATs. He also averages 60.2 yards per kickoff attempt.
Mersman and the Skyhawks will return to action on Saturday, Oct. 22 when they travel to Football Bowl Subdivision member Georgia State. Kickoff from the Georgia Dome is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. CST.