SEWARD, Neb. – Another stellar outing for Austin Jablonski led to the Lincoln Pius X High School alum earning accolades from the GPAC. On Monday (Nov. 13), the conference announced Jablonski as the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Special Teams Player of the Week. Jablonski received that recognition based on his performance in last week’s 45-21 Concordia win at Mount Marty in the 2023 season finale. Jablonski is the third Bulldog this season to garner a GPAC weekly award, joining Will Potratz (Oct. 16) and DJ McGarvie (Nov. 6).
In his special teams role, Jablonski rattled off separate kickoff returns of 88 and 26 yards as part of the win at Mount Marty. The 88-yarder gave the Bulldogs the ball at the Lancer eight-yard line near the close of the first half. Jablonski finished the game with 215 all-purpose yards when factoring in his six receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown. Jablonski eclipsed 100 receiving yards six times in 2023.
Jablonski broke a program record for a single season with 1,134 receiving yards. Jablonski finished the regular season as the NAIA national leader in receptions with 91. His average of 113.4 receiving yards per game ranks second nationally. He also hauled in eight touchdown receptions, rushed for two touchdowns and threw for one score. Through two seasons as a Bulldog, Jablonski has reeled in 127 passes for 1,617 yards and 11 touchdowns.