Posted: Nov 11, 2018
WATERVILLE, Maine -- Colby College punter Moises Celaya (Hanover, N.H.), who had a punt that led directly to a touchdown, was honored as the New England Small College Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week on Sunday.
Celaya had a terrific first season for the Mules, finishing fourth in the conference in punting average (37.2) and had no punts blocked in nine games. He was second in the conference in fair catches (10) with great hang time on many of his punts and was tied for fourth for punts inside the 20-yard line (15).
In rain and cold conditions, Celaya averaged 35.7 yards per punt, had two kicks inside the 20-yard line, and one caught for a fair catch in helping the Mules win the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin (CBB) title with a 30-14 victory over Bowdoin.
Celaya's booming 54-yard punt in the third quarter helped the Mules score seven points. The Bowdoin punt returner had to backpedal when he realized the punt was going to go over his head. While reaching for the ball, he fell backward and fumbled the ball behind him. Colby's Mike Whiting recovered the ball at the Polar Bear 1-yard line.