CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Nebraska Wesleyan football student-athletes, Carter Terry and Karrell Simpson, were named American Rivers Conference Athletes of the Week. Terry was named the Male Athlete of the Week along with the Offensive Player of the Week. Simpson was tabbed as the Defensive Player of the Week.
Terry tied a program record with seven touchdowns in last Saturday’s 69-20 win over Eureka College. For the afternoon, Terry was 17-for-24 for 393 yards. It is the most yards by a Nebraska Wesleyan quarterback since September 9, 2017. Terry put on a show in the first half, tossing six scores for 334 yards. Terry also dialed up with the long ball with completed passes of 61 yards and 40 yards. The Grand Island, Neb. (Northwest HS) native is a Health and Physical Education major.
Simpson was a major factor in NWU’s shut down of Eureka College. Simpson accounted for two of the Prairie Wolves’ four takeaways. Simpson had a 51-yard pick-six in the second half which followed an interception in the first half on the Red Devils’ first drive of the game. Simpson was also credited with a forced fumble in the win. Simpson’s returned interception for a score was the first by a Prairie Wolf defender since the 2016 season. The Kansas City, Mo. (Liberty HS) native is a Sport Management major.
It is the first athlete of the week honor for both student-athletes in their Nebraska Wesleyan careers. Additionally, it is the first time a Prairie Wolf has received a Football Athlete of the Week honor since September 23, 2019.