Becker Football Gets NCAA Award

Published on Monday, August 6th, 2007

Becker football got a shot in the arm when Athletic Director Frank Millerick recieved notice from the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) of the team’s standing as 2006 Statistical Champions for punt returns. "Only a handful of institutions can claim they were best in their field and it is an honor for which you can be proud," wrote Jim Wright, NCAA director of statistics.

Head Coach Mel Mills (pictured) called the honor "fulfilling for our team of freshmen and sophomores; We are truly thankful."

The punt return team is one of six special teams. The punt return team prepares to "go on the attack," to protect the ball and to create at least one first down, taking pressure off the offense by shortening the field.