During NAU Football’s 12-10 win over Northern Colorado this past weekend, there were a few individual performances that stood out. The NAU Football coaches recognized the following players as players of the week:
Offensive Player of the Week – Drew Emanuel – Tight End, Junior, Mesa, AZ
Junior Tight End Drew Emanuel had only three catches for 33 yards against Northern Colorado but it was his clutch third down catch to extend a drive and his numerous critical blocks on run plays that earned him this weeks offensive player of the week award.
Blocking “Bone” of the Week – Jesse Brantley – Wide Receiver, Junior, Gilbert, AZ
The “bone” award is an award that goes to the offensive skill player who had the best game blocking. On Saturday against Northern Colorado, junior receiver Jesse Brantley provided several key blocks on running plays on the perimeter.
Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week – Louis Collins, Cornerback, Red Shirt Freshman, Los Angeles, CA
Collins did an excellent job during the week imitating Northern Colorado’s impact players in the secondary.
Defensive Player of the Week – Mike Dosen – Safety, Junior, Pittsburg, CA
Junior safety Mike Dosen recorded two tackles against Northern Colorado and a crucial 59 yard interception return for a touchdown during the second quarter. Dosen’s interception was his second of the season, and the only touchdown on the afternoon for the Lumberjacks.
Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week – Brandon Babineaux, Wide Receiver, Junior, Folsom, CA
Brandon Babineaux had the task of imitating Northern Colorado’s talented receivers for the NAU defense and did an excellent job throughout the week.
Special Teams Player of the Week – Andy Wilder, Kicker, Junior, Scottsdale, AZ
Andy Wilder nailed his second game-winning field goal of the season on Saturday with fifteen seconds remaining in the Lumberjacks 12-10 victory over Northern Colorado. Wilder also punted seven times on the afternoon averaging 44.3 yards per punt with two of those being downed inside the opponents 20 yard line.