GRANVILLE, Ohio-- Denison first-year safety Ryan Hallinan was named to the D3football.com Team of the Week after helping the Big Red to a 27-10 victory over Ohio Wesleyan.
Hallinan recorded eight tackles and a half tackle-for-loss. His 63-yard interception return for a touchdown with Ohio Wesleyan driving late in the second quarter sent Denison into the locker room with a 12-3 lead.
Hallinan's pick-six was the first for a Denison player since the 2014 season. The rookie leads the team in tackles with 45 and is second on the team with 3.5 tackles-for-loss. He has also totaled one interception, one forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries.
This is the third D3football.com Team of the Week winner of the 2018 season. The offensive line was recognized after their performance against Wittenberg and punter Calvin Montgomery was honored after his showing in the victory over DePauw.
Denison is 5-2 and currently ranked in the "others receiving votes" column of the AFCA Division III Top-25 poll. They travel to Hiram this Saturday (Oct. 27) for a 1 p.m. kickoff against the Terriers.