ST. LOUIS, Mo. – After a 41-35 season-ending victory against Marist Saturday, two Jacksonville University Dolphins earned Pioneer Football League Player of the Week honors as announced by the league Sunday. Javier Arce-Ramirez was named the Special Teams Player of the Week and Rylan Wells was named the Co-Offensive Player of the Week.
It is the first weekly honor for both Dolphins. Arce-Ramirez, a redshirt-freshman from St. Augustine, Fla., made two field goals from 21 and 40 yards, and was perfect on all five of his PATs. He finished his rookie season 9-10 in field goals, including nine for his last nine. Arce-Ramirez ended the season with a 39-42 mark in PATs, and his 66 points tied for the team-lead with Wells.
Wells rushed for a career-best four touchdowns in the victory, one trip to the end zone shy of tying the school-record. He rushed 22 times for 114 yards, and much like all season, led a balanced attack with 255 passing yards on a 14-21 effort. On the season, the redshirt-junior from Tega Cay, S.C. scored 11 rushing touchdowns, fourth-most in JU single-season history, and led the Dolphins with 614 rushing yards. He became the first player in Jacksonville history to lead the Dolphins in both rushing and passing with his 1,744 yards through the air. Wells was the catalyst of a 2016 offense that set a JU single-season record with 2,482 rushing yards and 29 touchdowns on the ground.
All-PFL teams will be announced in the coming days.