MILWAUKEE, Wis. (naccsports.org) --- Aurora University's Gavin Zimbelman (offense), Benedictine University's Jalaan Owens (defense), and Eureka College's Tanner Kuhne (special teams) have been named NACC Football Student-Athletes of the Week for games played Sept. 5-7, 2019, as selected by the league's sports information directors.
NACC Football Offensive Player of the Week
Gavin Zimbelman, Aurora University
Zimbelman, a junior quarterback from Manteno, Illinois, completed 33 of 52 passes for 497 yards and seven touchdowns in Aurora's 50-40 victory over No. 25 St. Norbert College. He set AU single-game records for touchdowns, passing yards, attempts, and completions and broke the NACC single-game record for touchdown passes. Zimbleman completed passes to nine different receivers including a 92-yard touchdown strike to Jacolby Maxwell late in the first quarter that set a new Aurora record for longest pass play from scrimmage.
NACC Football Defensive Player of the Week
Jalaan Owens, Benedictine University
Owens, a junior defensive back from Las Vegas, Nevada, recorded a pair of takeaways to lead a Benedictine defense that held Franklin's nationally top-ranked offense from a year ago over 100 yards below its average and over 18 points below its scoring average. He returned an interception 70 yards just before halftime to set up a field goal and recovered a fumble on the final play of the game to preserve a 26-25 victory. Owens finished the game with five tackles (three solo).
NACC Football Special Teams Player of the Week
Tanner Kuhne, Eureka College
Kuhne, a senior placekicker from Princeton, Illinois, was 6-for-6 on extra points and made a 21-yard run for a first down on a fake punt attempt in the second half in the Red Devils' 42-28 season-opening victory over Knox. He also racked up 112 punting yards on three punts.
NACC Football Student-Athletes of the Week
|Sept. 5-7||Gavin Zimbelman, Aurora||Jalaan Owens, Benedictine||Tanner Kuhne, Eureka|
Last Week's Results
|Thu., Sep. 05||
|Sat., Sep. 07||
This Week's Games
|Sat., Sep. 14||Wisconsin Lutheran||14||
2019 NACC Football Standings
|Concordia Wisconsin||0||0-0||0.000||0||0||2||2-0||1.000||69||7||2-0||Won 2|
|Concordia Chicago||0||0-0||0.000||0||0||2||1-1||0.500||68||60||1-1||Lost 1|
|Wisconsin Lutheran||0||0-0||0.000||0||0||2||0-2||0.000||29||61||0-2||Lost 2|