CHICAGO – Surpassing two career milestones, tying a school record and helping the No. 5 ranked Saint Xavier University football team to a perfect 3-0 mark in the month of October, junior Nick Pesek (Oak Lawn, Ill./Oak Lawn Community) was named the World Hyundai-Saint Xavier University Athlete of the Month Thursday for his stellar performance on the field last month. Pesek, a running back for the Cougars, will be publicly honored with a certificate from World Hyundai Matteson prior to Saturday's 1 p.m. football game against No. 1 Marian University (Ind.) at Bruce R. Deaton Memorial Field in Chicago.
Pesek combined for 383 rushing yards on 35 carries and scored four touchdowns over the three-game span in October. He averaged an amazing 10.9 yards per carry and also hauled in five receptions for 43 yards. On October 13, Pesek tied a Saint Xavier University record when he scored three rushing touchdowns in a 45-7 road victory over Mid-States Football Association (MSFA) Mideast League foe Siena Heights University (Mich.). The following week, Pesek posted 182 yards on the ground in a 55-31 road win over Taylor University (Ind.) and became SXU's all-time leading rusher surpassing Luke Schillo's 1,939 career yardage total. In last weekend's 56-10 home win over Concordia University (Mich.), Pesek became the first Cougar running back to eclipse 2,000 career rushing yards.
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