Offensive Players of the Week - Reed Manke and Ben King
Reed Manke of North Dakota and Ben King of Minnesota State have been named the NCC Offensive Players of the Week.
Making just his third career start, senior quarterback Reed Manke, a native of Detroit Lakes, Minn., threw a career-high four touchdown passes in UND win at Central Washington. He completed 22 of 30 passes (73.3 percent) for 261 yards and threw four TD strikes. He also rushed five times for 28 yards in helping UND erase a 14-0 deficit.
King, a senior quarterback from Marshfield, Wis., completed 51 of 79 passes for 550 yards and four touchdowns in games against Truman State and NW Missouri State. His 23 of 32 passing for 283 yards against Truman State was the second highest single game performance of his career.
Others nominated: Stefan Logan, South Dakota; Sam Ward, Augustana; Calvin McCarty, Western Washington; Mike Reilly, Central Washington; Troy Kush, Nebraska-Omaha.
Defensive Players of the Week - Jordan Davis and Randy Earl
Jordan Davis of South Dakota and Randy Earl of Minnesota State have been named the NCC Defensive Players of the Week.
Davis, a senior from San Antonio, Texas, had a team-high seven tackles, as well as two interceptions for 66 yards in returns, blocked a kick, and recorded two pass breakups as USD downed Quincy. He was part of a defense that limited Quincy to 47 yards rushing on 33 carries and a total of 224 total offensive yards.
Earl, a freshman from Racine, Wis., totaled 10 tackles (4 for loss) and 2 sacks in games against Truman State and NW Missouri State. Earl also grabbed an intereception against Truman State and returned it 15 yards for a touchdown.
Also nominated:Craig Bosch, Augustana; Rory Manke, North Dakota; Shane Simmons, Western Washington; Chris Bursch, Central Washington; Reed Taylor, Nebraska-Omaha; Jim Johnson, Minnesota Duluth.
Special Teams Player of the Week - Tate Wheeler, St. Cloud State
Tate Wheeler of St. Cloud State has been named the NCC Special Teams Player of the Week.
Wheeler, a senior from Neenah, Wis., recorded a school-record two punt returns for touchdowns. Wheeler returned back-to-back punts of 42 and 48 yards. He is the first Husky to return a punt for a TD since Nate Lehman ran back a 95-yard return on Sept. 1, 1999.
Also nominated:Tyrell Smith,
Minnesota State; Ryan Grossman, Augustana; Stefan Logan, South
Dakota; Brent Halfmann, North Dakota.