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Hecker joins WIAC history

During the Titans 49-14 blowout win over the UW-Stevens Point Pointers, senior running back Dylan Hecker scored his 50th touchdown as a Titan. He then proceeded to score his second of the game and 51st overall later in the game.

After going for 36 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries in the contest, Hecker now sits as the all-time Titans football scorer and third in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference history books.

Although he reached a major accomplishment in his career, Hecker said it is not the ultimate goal and the credit should be given to his offensive line and the team.

“It’s awesome because all the hard work pays off,” Hecker said. “But at the same time it could have been anyone. I have been running behind a lot of great o[ffensive]-linemen the past four years so I give all the credit to them. It’s awesome, it’s a great feeling, but it’s not the ultimate goal.”

With Hecker giving much of the credit to the offensive line, senior offensive lineman Ty Summers said the experience of the line is playing a major factor in the team’s success.

“I think we have a lot of experience,” Summers said. “We have four starters from last year coming back and then a new left tackle but he’s playing really well. We have good communication and good camaraderie throughout the whole line.”

Senior lineman, and brother to Ty, Austin Summers said it is enjoyable to block for Hecker.

“It’s fun blocking for him,” Austin Summers said. “It’s easy to block for a guy who can run for 50 touchdowns.”

Titans head coach Pat Cerroni can attest to the team mentality the program puts out and the success it brings to all of them.

“I know that these guys care,” Cerroni said. “I’m just real pleased at the fact that they care. In this world today, to find 100 guys that care about something? Good luck with that. We worked hard to not have a letdown after that Whitewater win. There’s a lot of pride here. These guys have played in a lot of big games. They come out everyday and they work hard.”

Hecker said despite having two big wins in a rows, the first being against Whitewater last week and the second being the homecoming game, it was no easy task and winning in such a fashion means a lot to the team.

“The game after the big game, we got the big win but it was all about how we responded to Point,” Hecker said. “I think we came out well; we clicked on all cylinders and we got a big win.”

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