MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. --- Moravian College junior running back Chris Negron has earned a spot on the D3football.com Team of the Week presented by Scoutware for his performance in the Greyhounds' 55-38 victory at Dickinson College last Saturday.
Negron, who was named the Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Sunday, set a Centennial Conference record and tied the Moravian school record with six rushing touchdowns in the game as he ran for 221 yards on 34 attempts, his fourth career 200-yard effort. Negron crossed the goal line on touchdown runs of 23, 8, 10, 20, 2 and 6 yards with the final score coming with just 1:42 remaining on the clock to tie the Greyhounds' record for touchdowns in a game. Negron also caught one pass for 23 yards in the victory.
"Chris put together an outstanding effort on Saturday, and it showed what can happen when you put in 100 percent effort all of the time," stated Head Coach Jeff Pukszyn. "Chris will also be the first to tell you that he couldn't have done it without the five guys on the offensive line opening holes for him or the wide receiver and tight ends making their blocks down the field. It was really a whole team effort but Chris has shown us over the past two and a half years that he is really capable of games like this. It was amazing to find out that he had scored six times and that it hadn't been done by a Moravian player in 76 years."
Negron moved from seventh to third in school history with 2,440 yards on 471 carries, which is sixth in the record books after last Saturday's game. Negron has also scored 25 rushing touchdowns, tied for third in school history, and he is fourth with 27 career touchdowns and fifth with 162 points. His 36 points at Dickinson are tied for second most in a single game with James McConologue, who had six touchdowns at Hartwick College in 1939, the last player to score six times in a game, and Charles Mazza, who was the first to score six touchdowns in a single contest in 1936 at Juniata College. James Fritchman is the other player to score six times in a single game, and he added a two-point conversion for 38 points at CCNY in 1938.
You can view the full D3football.com Team of the Week presented by Scoutware for Week 4 at http://d3football.com/awards/tow/2015/week4.
Moravian will close out the first half of its 2015 season on Saturday, October 3 when the 3-1 Greyhounds take on Ursinus College in a Centennial Conference game at Rocco Calvo Field. Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m. for the Hounds' annual Take a Kid to the Game contest.