News: Football First SCFA NNC Player of Week Of 2012: Manny Meza, Special Teams
While the Pasadena City College football team searches for its first win after a 0-3 start, the Lancers received their first SCFA National Northern Conference Player of the Week selection in freshman punter Manny Meza for his special teams performance in week No. 3.
Meza punted six times for a 46 yards average in PCC's 46-27 loss to El Camino. The 5-foot-10, 190-pound Meza, from Sante Fe High in Sante Fe Springs, nailed three punts of 52 or more yards, including a long of 54. One of his 52-yard boots was landed on the ECC 2-yard line.
Meza, an All-CIF Southern Section punter in high school, has a 38 yards average in 19 punts this season, and has impressed coaches and 4-year college scouts with his tremendous hang time on kicks.
"Manny is just now starting to realize he can be a top-flight collegiate punter," said PCC head coach Fred Fimbres. "He is still working on his consistency, but this past game was a breakthrough for him."
The Lancers travel to face College of the Canyons (0-3) this Saturday, Sept. 22 in a 7 p.m. kickoff. It is the SCFA NNC opener for both teams.
Release Date: 09/21/2012