Middletown, Connecticut, freshman collects three touchdowns in Saturday's win
EASTON, Mass. (November 3, 2015) – Stonehill College freshman tight end Kaleb Lutton (Middletown, Connecticut/Xavier) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference's Football Rookie of the Week for the third time, the league announced.
Lutton, who also collected NE-10 Rookie of the Week honors on September 14 and 28, had three receptions for a season-high matching three touchdowns to help lead Stonehill to a 35-24 triumph over Saint Anselm College in the "Battle for the Ol' Bronze Hawk" on Senior Day at W.B. Mason Stadium on Saturday. He dominated the red-zone with touchdown catches of four (twice) and 17 yards as he finished with 25 receiving yards on the afternoon. Lutton's first four yard score put the Skyhawks in front for good in the first quarter, while his 17-yard touchdown catch built an insurmountable 35-10 lead with a minute left in the third quarter.
Lutton has had a major impact in his first collegiate season at Stonehill, leading the team with eight touchdown receptions (fourth NE-10). He has 29 receptions during his freshman season for 366 yards, averaging 14.1 yards per catch. Lutton ranks 33rd nationally in Division II for touchdown catches, while his 40.7 yards per game ranks 14th in the NE-10 and his receptions 20th. He has at least a reception in all nine games this season, including a season-high eight catches for a season-best 131 yards (16.3/rec.) and three touchdowns in the Skyhawks 40-37 comeback win at LIU Post on September 26. He has eight touchdowns on 29 receptions, with 27.6-percent of his catches coming in the end zone, ranking 11th among NE-10 scoring leaders with 50 points, having also collected a two point conversion.
Stonehill (6-3, 5-3 NE-10) is back in action on Saturday when it wraps up the regular season at NE-10 leaders Assumption College, among teams receiving votes in this week's American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division II poll, at 1 p.m. The Skyhawks can still earn a spot in next week's NE-10 Championship game with a win, University of New Haven loss, LIU Post loss and Merrimack College win on the final weekend of the regular season.