PHILADELPHIA - The Ivy League has announced its weekly honors in football, and Penn defensive back Britton Ertman was named the Defensive Player of the Week.
Ertman earned the honor after making arguably the biggest defensive play in a game full of them Saturday, as Penn knocked off rival Princeton, 7-0. With the Tigers deep in Quaker territory and the game still scoreless, Ertman picked off a Greg Mroz pass at the goal line and returned it 38 yards to get Penn out of trouble.
Ertman also recovered an onside kick on the day, and finished with four tackles and a pass breakup. For the season, Ertman is sixth on the team with 32 tackles (18 solo) and as three sacks and five tackles for loss. He also had four pass breakups.
In the other weekly awards, Dartmouth quarterback Tom Bennewitz was the Offensive Player of the Week; Yale punter Tom Mante was the Special Team Player of the Week; and Dartmouth wide receiver Tim McManus was the Rookie of the Week.
Penn running back Joe Sandberg earned a spot on the weekly honor roll after piling up 212 all-purpose yards, more than 80 percent of the Quakers' total offense, and scoring the game's only touchdown.
The Quakers are back in action Saturday afternoon, traveling to Harvard Stadium to take on the Crimson. Kickoff is slated for noon.