Gartner Named ECAC DIII South Special Teams Player Of The Month

Gartner Named ECAC DIII South Special Teams Player Of The Month

Photo by Sheridan King.

KINGS POINT, N.Y. (Nov. 8, 2018) – On Wednesday, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced its monthly honors for college football and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy junior kicker Gavin Gartner (Cedar Park, Texas) was selected as the league's DIII South Special Teams Player of the Month. The accolade comes after Gartner's performances in the Mariners' three come-from-behind victories in October. 

Gartner was named the NEWMAC Special Teams Player of the Week in back-to-back weeks during the month. He helped lead USMMA to three straight wins after accounting for a team-best 25 points in October. He was a perfect 4-for-4 on extra points and nailed 7-of-8 field goals, including a long of 42 yards. He also amassed 913 kickoff yards on 17 kickoffs (53.7 yards per kick), with two touchbacks. 

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The Mariners return to action this Saturday, Nov. 10, for the 38th Annual Secretaries' Cup Game against arch-rival Coast Guard. Kickoff against the Bears is scheduled for noon at Brooks Stadium. The game will be streamed around the globe on ESPN3. More information on the contest will be posted later this week on

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