Oluokun, Cazzetta Earn Ivy Honors

Foyesade Oluokun. (photo by Jack Warhola)

Two Bulldogs Take Three Awards

PRINCETON, N.J. – Two Bulldogs earned Ivy League Player of the Week honors after Yale's 24-17 win over Brown at the Yale Bowl last Saturday. Foyesade Oluokon (St. Louis, Mo.) earned both Ivy League Defensive Player and Rookie of the Week, while Kyle Cazzetta (Slate Hill, NY) won special teams honors.

 

Oluokon, a freshman defensive back, had his best day as a Bulldog with 12 solos and 13 overall tackles against the Bears. This is his first league honor this fall. Oluokun, who is a safety, started the first half of the season at corner to fill in for an injured teammate and is now third on the team with 34 solo tackles and 46 overall.

 

Cazzetta, a two-time Ivy player of the week, earned the special teams nod by booting his third 46-yard field goal of the year and punting nine times for a 37-yard average. He is having an All-Ivy type season at two positions.

 

The Yale lefty is the first Bulldog since 1990 to boot three FGs over 40 yards, his third 46-yarder of the fall came with no time left in the first half. He also landed key punts inside the Brown 20 on a busy day.

 

Cazzetta is 10-for-13 on field goals while he is averaging 39 yards per punt.  The last Bulldog to have double-digits in FGs was Alan Kimball (14-17) in 2007. Cazzetta tops the Ivy League with 10 made.

 

filed by Steve Conn, Yale Sports Publicity Director