Hope College linebacker Jacob Pardonnet has been chosen to the D3football.com Team of the Week for games played on Saturday, September 19.

The sophomore from Brighton, Michigan (Brighton HS), recorded a career-high three sacks and led the Flying Dutchmen with 10 tackles during a 48-13 win against visiting Concordia, Wisconsin. 

Pardonnet was the first Hope player since Greg Bird in 2011 to have recorded at least three sacks in a single game. The three sacks resulted in a combined loss of 15 yards. 

Pardonnet helped the Flying Dutchmen collected seven sacks in all. It was their highest total since recording six in 2012 at Kalamazoo. 

Pardonnet has recorded 20 tackles and three sacks in three games for the Flying Dutchmen during his first season as a starter. 

Hope (1-2 overall) is idle this weekend because of a bye. 

The Flying Dutchmen’s next game is Saturday, October 3, at Smith Stadium against Albion in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association opener for both teams.