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Football Release: October 2, 2006
Offensive Players of the Week - Zach Miller and Ted Schlafke

Zach Miller of Nebraska-Omaha and Ted Schlafke of Minnesota Duluth have been named the NCC Offensive Players of the Week.

Miller, a junior from Wahoo, Neb., rushed 22 times for 165 yards and two touchdowns and completed 5 of 11 passes for 36 yards in UNO's win over Minnesota State. Miller became the first UNO quarterback to rush for over 100 yards in three straight games.

Schlafke, a sophomore from Stevens Point, Wis., completed 25 of 38 passes for 329 yards and one touchdown without an interception in UMD's win at Western Washington. He also rushed nine times for 16 yards.

Others nominated: Stefan Logan, South Dakota; Ryan Chappell, North Dakota; Chris Pommerleau, Augustana; Mike Reilly, Central Washington.

Defensive Players of the Week - Simon Iniguez and Dustin Rice

Simon Iniguez of Central Washington and Dustin Rice of Augustana have been named the NCC Defensive Players of the Week.

Iniguez, a senior linebacker from Spanaway, Wash., recovered two fumbles in CWU's win over St. Cloud State. He also tallied ten tackles (6 solo, 4 assist), including 1.5 for loss.

Rice, a junior defensive back from Lead, S.D., returned an interception 95 yards with four minutes left in the game that helped the Vikings tie North Dakota and force overtime. He also tallied eight tackles (7 solo, 1 assist).

 Also nominated: Randy Kush, Nebraska-Omaha; Jason Hoffschneider, North Dakota; Ryan Hedden, South Dakota.

Special Teams Player of the Week - Tom DeSautel

Tom DeSautel of North Dakota has been named the NCC Special Teams Player of the Week.

Tom DeSautel's block of a potential game-tying field goal in overtime by Augustana clinched UND's 24-21 win on Saturday. He is a senior from Hastings, Minn.

With Augie kicker Ryan Grossman attempting a 20-yard FG, DeSautel got his arm up and blocked the kick to propel UND to its fifth straight win.

Also nominated: Britt Baumann, Minnesota Duluth; Garrett Rolsma, Central Washington.