Players of the Week are evaluated on their performance during the week prior to the announcement. Each player is selected out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institution’s award winners.
Offensive Player of the Week: Jonah Weyand, Concordia (Neb.)
The redshirt sophomore from Crete, Neb., rushed for 177 yards and five touchdowns on 35 carries in Concordia’s 34-28 overtime win over Hastings.
Offensive Nominees: Korbin Marcum, Culver-Stockton (Mo.); Isaiah Randalle, Kansas Wesleyan; Seth Barbarino, Oklahoma Panhandle State; Jaret Lee, Dickinson State (N.D.); Eugene Witherspoon, Southeastern (Fla.)
Defensive Player of the Week: Noah Guse, Dakota State (S.D.)
Noah Guse returned two ‘Pick Six’ interceptions for touchdowns to help Dakota State (S.D.) earn their first shutout since 2004.
Defensive Nominees: Drew Bessey, Morningside (Iowa); Joshua Stullivan, Oklahoma Panhandle State; Victor Alvarez Jr., Keiser (Fla.); Mar’Quess Daniels, Central Methodist (Mo.); Jason Weah, Friends (Kan.)