Seewald Honored as PFL Offensive Player of the Week


Valparaiso University quarterback Jimmy Seewald (Livonia, Mich. / Divine Child) was recognized as the Pioneer Football League Offensive Player of the Week on Sunday for his efforts in Saturday’s convincing win over Marist.


The sophomore signal caller went 17-of-28 passing for 262 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-15 win over the Red Foxes, a team predicted to finish third in the PFL. Seewald thrived despite playing in less than ideal passing conditions with rain coming down for much of the day. The game spanned over six hours as it was disrupted by a pair of lightning delays totaling 3 hours, 36 minutes.


For the season, Seewald has passed for 1,586 yards and 12 touchdowns, completing 114 of his 193 pass attempts. Seewald now owns 3,029 career passing yards, which already ranks eighth in program history. He leaped into Valpo’s career Top 10 on Saturday, surpassing Ben Lehman (2011-2014) and Warren Arnold (2005-2008) in the process.


This marks Valpo’s second PFL weekly award this season and the second time Seewald has received this honor in his Crusader career. He was previously named PFL Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 18, 2016 after throwing five touchdown passes against Trinity International.


The Crusaders (3-4, 2-2 PFL) have a bye week this week before returning to the field to clash with Morehead State (2-5, 1-3 PFL) on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. at Brown Field.