Montana Tech's Connor O'Neill Named Player of the Week
Connor O’Neill of Montana Tech was named the Frontier Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his performance this past weekend. A senior linebacker for the Orediggers, O’Neill led his team to a 34-14 victory over No. 24 Rocky Mountain College. O’Neill had 9 solo tackles, two assisted tackles, one tackle for a loss and an interception returned 33 yards for a touchdown. His touchdown came in the second quarter and gave the Orediggers the lead. Rocky was unable to create any momentum the rest of the game.
O’Neill is from Butte, MT and a graduate of Butte High. This season, O’Neill is leading the Orediggers in total tackles with 62 and tackles for a loss with 11. He led the Orediggers in tackles last season with 55 and surpassed that mark this past weekend. O’Neill is majoring in Metallurgical Engineering at Tech.