Toomey named MIAC Special Teams Athlete of the Week

September 22, 2014

Griffin Toomey FootballHe didn’t score a touchdown, make a tackle or rush the ball, but Griffin Toomey of Anchorage was arguably the player of the game for the Saint John’s football team.

The sophomore punter routinely pinned Concordia deep in its own territory with booming kicks in a 23-14 loss in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opener.

Toomey averaged 42 yards on three punts, with each one landing inside the 20-yard line, the benchmark for punting.

He was named MIAC Special Teams Athlete of the Week for his work.

His first punt was downed on Concordia’s 3-yard line. His second rolled out of bounds at the 14 and his third was caught for a fair catch at the 18.

It doesn’t get any better than that.

Toomey, of South High fame, leads the MIAC with six punts downed inside the 20 as well as five fair catches. He ranks third with a 36.2 average for Saint John’s [2-0].