Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Thunder Football punter Dalton Bryant was named Minnesota College Athletic Conference Eastern Division Special Teams Player of the Week for games played on Saturday, August 27, 2016.
Bryant used a strong, accurate leg in his punting debut for the Thunder by averaging 38.5 yards for six punts during the Thunder’s 40-19 victory over Minnesota State-Fergus Falls on the road last Saturday. Bryant had a long punt of 51 yards while also pinning the Minnesota State-Fergus Falls offense inside their own 20-yard line five times during the game. Dalton is a freshman from Hinesville, Georgia.
The Thunder’s 40-19 victory over MCAC Western Division opponent Minnesota State-Fergus Falls game was the season opener for both teams. The Thunder offense produced 491 total yards, balanced well with 221 rushing yards and 270 passing yards. The Thunder defense allowed 360 total yards but was able to keep Minnesota State-Fergus Falls out of the end zone when they were in the red zone.
The 2016 Thunder Football team is currently tied with Central Lakes College and Itasca Community College for first place of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference Eastern Division with a 1-0 record. The Thunder have their home opener this Saturday when they host top-ranked North Dakota State College of Science at 2:00 p.m. on September 3 at Spartan Field in Superior in a key early season MCAC cross-division match-up. The game will be the first of three consecutive home games for the Thunder.
The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association. The football conference includes 12 teams which are divided geographically into Eastern and Western Divisions. More information about the conference is available from the league’s website located at http://www.mcac sports.com.

Dalton Bryant

Dalton Bryant

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