Ben Kaufman named HCAC Player of Week
Senior Ben Kaufman named HCAC Defensive Player of the Week
October 8, 2012
BLUFFTON, Ohio - Senior Ben Kaufman (Ottawa/Ottawa-Glandorf) was recently named Heartland Conference Player of the Week for his work at Rose-Hulman on Saturday. Kaufman is the third Bluffton player to be honored this season and the second on the defensive side of the ball. Fellow linebacker Joe Maldonado took home Player of the Week honors following Bluffton's 20-0 shutout of Kenyon in week one.
Kaufman led the way for the Beavers with 16 tackles, including 10 solo stops. He also forced a fumble in Bluffton's 37-34 win at RHIT in three overtimes. It marked the first-ever three-overtime contest for the Beavers and it was the second straight Bluffton win over the Engineers who had won the first seven meetings between the schools.
Bluffton will look to stay in the race for the Heartland Conference title when the Beavers welcome Hanover College for Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 13. The contest is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. and it will follow a tour of the Sommer Center, Bluffton's new indoor athletic complex which is slated to open in November.