WATERLOO, ON – The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks announced today the football players of the week for Week 6 of the season and they include running back Dillon Campbell on offence, linebacker Matt Williamson defence, and returner Will Pitt-Doe on special teams.
The Laurier Football Players of the Game are recognized weekly at the Quarterback Club luncheon. This week’s luncheon will be held on Thursday, October 8 in the Hawk’s Nest and will run from noon to 1 p.m.
Campbell, a native of Whitby, Ont., made team history on Saturday in Wilfrid Laurier’s 42-0 win over the Waterloo Warriors. The fifth year kinesiology and physical education major because the Hawks new all-time career rushing yards leader as he ran for 241 yards and three touchdowns to power Laurier to their second win of the season. Campbell’s performance pushed him past Andy Cecchini’s 3,061 yards as he now has 3,069 yards for his career with the purple and gold. His three touchdowns also gave him 24 for his career, tying him for fourth all-time in team history with former Hawks Bryon Hickey and Andy Baechler.
Meanwhile Williams, originally from Ajax, Ont., played a key role for the Golden Hawks as they put forth one of the best defensive efforts of the season against Waterloo. A first year kinesiology and physical education major, Williams recorded a career-high seven tackles in just his second career start as the Hawks shutout Waterloo for the second year in a row and the third time in the last four years. He currently ranks sixth on the team in total tackles with 14 this season.
Finally, Pitt-Doe, from Mississauga, Ont., was dangerous in the return game on Saturday as he put the Hawks in great field position on each of his three returns against the Warriors. He returned two punts, averaging 19.5 yards per return, while also returning one kickoff for 32 yards. The third year economics major currently ranks seventh overall in the OUA in kick return yards this season with 329 on 14 attempts.
The Laurier Football players of the week are presented by OneCard and the Laurier Bookstore.