Utah State’s Dominik Eberle named Mountain West Specials Teams Player of the Week

Utah State's Dominik Eberle yells after hitting the game-winning field goal against Fresno State at the end of an NCAA college football game in Fresno, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)

LOGAN, Utah – Utah State senior placekicker Dominik Eberle was named the Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week, it was announced Monday by the league office.

It is the second time this year and fourth time in his career that the 6-foot-2, 190-pound native of Nuremberg, Germany, has earned conference player of the week accolades. Overall, this is the Aggies’ 29th weekly honors in their seventh season in the league.

Eberle’s four Mountain West Player of the Week honors are the second-most in school history by a special teams player, trailing Brad Bohn (1997-2000), who was named the Big West Conference Special Teams Player of the Week seven times.

In Utah State’s last outing at Fresno State, Eberle kicked three field goals, including the game-winner from 30 yards out as time expired, to lift the Aggies to a thrilling 37-35 victory over the Bulldogs.

It marked the first time since 1998 that Utah State kicked a field goal to win the game. That year, Bohn kicked a 30-yarder with five seconds left as the Aggies edged North Texas, 28-27.

Eberle also connected on field goals of 39 and 25 yards, respectively, as Utah State scored the final six points of the game on Saturday. With his trifecta against the Bulldogs, Eberle tied the conference record for most career field goals at 57.

Utah State is home for its next two MW games, beginning with Mountain Division-foe Wyoming on Saturday, Nov. 16, on Merlin Olsen Field at Maverik Stadium. The game, which will be televised nationally on ESPNU, will kick off at 2 p.m.

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