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September 7, 2009

Top weekly honor for PSU Football player

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. - One of the defensive backs on the Plymouth State University football team has been recognized by the New England Football Conference for his efforts in last Saturday's season opener, a thrilling five-overtime loss at Saint Anselm College.

            Sophomore Christian Mulcahy (Norwich, Conn./St. Bernards) was named NEFC Defensive Player of the Week for the first week of the season.  Mulcahy started at cornerback for the Panthers and is also the starting punter, placekicker and kick returner. He was a key player in PSU's 41-35 setback to Saint Anselm last Saturday.

            A 5'9", 170-pound back, Mulcahy (right) finished with 11 tackles against the Hawks, including a team-high eight solo stops.  He also forced a fumble, recovered a fumble (30-yard return), and grabbed one interception (19-yard return).  Mulcahy was active on special teams, averaging 30 yards on his three punts, returning two kickoffs for 34 yards, and converting three of six field goal attempts to tie the school record for field goals in a game.

            The Panthers, 0-1 overall, will be out for their first win of the season this Saturday as they host Mount Ida College in the home opener at Currier Field (1:00 p.m.) 

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