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PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

FCS standouts earn Senior of Week honors

Tue, Dec 05, 2017

Offense

Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State
The 5-seed Jackrabbits of South Dakota State advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals with a win over Northern Iowa. All-American tight end and Reese’s Senior Bowl commit Dallas Goedert eclipsed the 1,000-yard receiving mark for the second consecutive season. The Jackrabbits went to Goedert on the first two plays of the game for 24 yards. The 6-4, 260-pound tight end caught a 28-yard touchdown pass just before halftime, which was ultimately the clinching score, as South Dakota State took a 26-7 lead into the break in the 37-22 win. Goedert finished the game with 83 yards on 6 catches. South Dakota State will face New Hampshire next. 
 
Previous Winners: Michael Gallup (WR, Colorado State), Mason Rudolph (QB, Oklahoma State), Baker Mayfield (QB, Oklahoma), Rashaad Penny (RB, San Diego State), Davon Grayson (WR, East Carolina), Jordan Chunn (RB, Troy), Anthony Miller (WR, Memphis), DJ Chark (WR, LSU), Chris Herndon (TE, Miami), J.T. Barrett (QB, Ohio State), Dante Pettis (WR, Washington), Marcell Ateman (WR, Oklahoma State). Mike White (QB, Western Kentucky), J’Mon Moore (WR, Missouri)
 
Other Offensive Standouts: 
Appalachian State QB Taylor Lamb vs. ULL - 17-22, 242 yards, 4 touchdowns 
Boise State WR Cedrick Wilson vs. Fresno State - 8 receptions, 148 yards 
FAU WR Kalib Woods vs. North Texas - 6 receptions, 208 yards, 1 touchdown 
Sam Houston State QB Jeremiah Briscoe vs. South Dakota - 28-43, 505 yards, 4 touchdowns, 1 interception 
Toledo RB Terry Swanson vs. Akron - 21 carries, 180 yards, 2 touchdowns 

Defense

Nick DeLuca, LB, North Dakota State
The second-ranked Bison advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals with a dominating defensive performance in the 38-3 win over San Diego. The Bison held USD to 174 total yards and 1-of-14 on third downs. The leader of the defense, Reese’s Senior Bowl commit Nick DeLuca, made his statement with two sacks and an interception in the game. North Dakota State will face 7-seed Wofford in the quarterfinals. DeLuca is the heartbeat of the Bison and the first NDSU player to earn a Senior Bowl invitation since Carson Wentz. 
 
Previous Winners: Deadrin Senat (DT, South Florida), Shaun Dion Hamilton (LB, Alabama), Davin Bellamy (LB, Georgia), Duke Dawson (DB, Florida), Bradley Chubb (DE, NC State), Garret Dooley (LB, Wisconsin), Ja'Von Rolland-Jones (DE, Arkansas State), Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (LB, Oklahoma), Marcus Davenport (DE, UTSA), Harrison Phillips (DT, Stanford), Micah Kiser (LB, Virginia), Maurice Hurst (DT, Michigan), Uchenna Nwosu (LB, USC), Derrick Nnadi (DT, Florida State)
 
Other Defensive Standouts: 
Appalachian State LB Eric Boggs vs. ULL - 9 tackles (1.5 for loss), 1.0 sack, interception 
Auburn S Tray Matthews vs. Georgia - 8 tackles (1.0 for loss), 1.0 sack, pass breakup 
Clemson CB Ryan Carter vs. Miami - 1 tackle, forced fumble, interception 
Georgia LB Lorenzo Carter vs. Auburn - 6 tackles (0.5 for loss), forced fumble, 1 QB hurry 
Memphis S Jonathan Cook vs. UCF - 6 tackles (1.0 for loss), forced fumble, interception
UCF LB Shaquem Griffin vs. Memphis - 6 tackles (2.0 for loss), 2.0 sacks, fumble recovery, pass breakup 
USC LB Uchenna Nwosu vs. Stanford - 3 tackles (1.0 for loss), 1.0 sack 
 

Reese's Senior Bowl Alumnus of the Week

Clay Matthews, LB, Green Bay Packers
2012 Reese's Senior Bowl

Matthews registered 2.5 of the Packers' seven sacks in Green Bay's 26-20 overtime win over Tampa Bay.