PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - San Diego Chargers punter, and Western Illinois Fighting Leatherneck alum, Mike Scifres earned a spot on The Sports Network NFL All-Football Championship Subdivision team. The national organization listed the top NFL players in 2012 that finished their playing eligibility at a Division I FCS institution.
The 10-year NFL veteran was one of two kickers and four players on special teams honored. Last season for the Chargers he averaged 48.3 yards on 81 punts, landing 30 inside the opponents' 20-yard line. He finished fourth among the NFL leaders in punt average, and he tied for the ninth-most punts in the league.
The three-time All-American during his playing days at Western (1999-2002), Scifres still holds the Leatherneck and Missouri Valley Football Conference record for career punt average (43.35).