BAY CITY, Mich. - Saginaw Valley State University senior quarterback Jonathon Jennings (Columbus, Ohio/Westerville South) was named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) "Offensive Player of the Week" for the second consecutive time after rushing for four touchdowns and passing for three more in the Cardinals' 55-35 victory over Michigan Technological University on Saturday. Grand Valley State University sophomore defensive lineman DeOndre Hogan (Livonia, Mich./Clarenceville) earned "Defensive Player of the Week Honors," for the second straight week, while Walsh University freshman kick returner Jordan Phillips (Ft. Myers, Fla./Evangelical Christian) was tabbed "Special Teams Player of the Week."
GLIAC Football Offensive Player of the Week:
Jonathon Jennings - Saginaw Valley State
(SR, QB, 6-2, 205, Columbus, Ohio)
Saginaw Valley State University senior QB Jonathon Jennings had another outstanding week in helping the Cardinals remain undefeated in GLIAC play after its 55-35 win at Michigan Tech last Saturday. Jennings was 19-of-29 passing for 238 yards and three touchdowns. He added a career-high four rushing touchdowns, making it seven total TD's for the game and 34 total in 2013. Jennings leads the GLIAC with 26 touchdowns through the air and is second in passing yards (2,698) and yards-per-game (299.8).
GLIAC Football Offensive Weekly Honor Roll:
Dan Piko - AU, Jamaal Jackson - FS, Daiquone Ford - UF, Isaac Spence - HC, Brendan Gallagher - LE, Jordan Phillips - MU, Jordan McConnell - MT, Shaye Brown - NM, Mark Morris - NU, Brandon Schoen - OD.
2013 GLIAC Offensive "Players of the Week":
(9/9) A. Bilal - LE; (9/16) J. Vander Laan - FS; (9/23) J. Jennings - SV; (9/30) V. Reed - UF; (10/7) A Taylor - AU; (10/14) J. Vander Laan - FS; (10/21) B. Gallagher - LE; (10/28) J. Jennings - SV; (11/04) J. Jennings - SV.
GLIAC Football Defensive Player of the Week:
DeOndre Hogan - Grand Valley State
(SO, DL, 6-2, 255, Livonia, Mich./Clarenceville)
Grand Valley State sophomore defensive lineman DeOndre Hogan tallied three solo tackles and four assisted for a total of seven stops as the Lakers claimed a 31-21 victory over Hillsdale College. Hillsdale was held scoreless in the second half after going into the locker room with a 21-14 lead over the Lakers. Hogan also notched 2.5 QB sacks (-9), 2.5 tackles for loss (-9) and forced a fumble as GVSU held Hillsdale eight points below its season average. He also forced an intentional grounding that resulted in an 11 yard loss and forced a punt.
GLIAC Football Defensive Weekly Honor Roll:
Jamie Meder - AU, Terrell Porter - FS, Harold Jones-Quartey - UF, Brett Pasche - HC, Deven Darby - LE, Brock Lundeen - MU, Brett Gervais - MT, Mike Keith - NU, Sydney Omameh - OD, Brian Johnson - SV, Brandon Person - TU.
2013 GLIAC Defensive "Players of the Week": (9/9) J. Kaufman - GV; (9/16) E. Viverette - WS; (9/23) J. Zimmer - FS; (9/30) C. Culbertson - OD; (10/7) R. Williams - GV; (10/14) J. Stewart - FS; (10/21) C. Trudell - WU; (10/28) D. Hogan - GV; (10/28) D. Hogan - GV.; (11/04) D. Hogan - GV
GLIAC Football Special Teams Player of the Week:
Jordan Phillips - Malone
(RFR, WR/KR, 5-10, 170, Ft. Myers, Fla./Evangelical Christian)
Pioneer wide receiver Jordan Phillips had huge afternoon, leading the Pioneers to a 59-42 non-conference victory at Alderson Broaddus University on Saturday after racking up just under 300 all-purpose yards and tallying four touchdowns, including a 95-yard kickoff return for a score. In all, Phillips posted 25 rushing yards and 53 receiving yards to go with a whopping 214 yards on five kickoff returns. His 292 all-purpose yards marked the fifth-highest single-game all-purpose yardage total in Malone history while his 214 kickoff-return yards smashed the previous single-game school record of 161 yards.
GLIAC Football Special Teams Weekly Honor Roll:
Michael Taylor - AU, Austin Kantola - FS, Tory Clark - UF, Matt Eltringham - HC, Bryan Thomas - NU, Brent Wahle - OD, Scott Stanford - SV, Matt Matuksa - WU.
2013 GLIAC Special Teams "Players of the Week":
(9/9) N. Morris - UF; (9/16) D. Harrison - OD; (9/23) G. Mead - MT; (9/30) J. Bell - OD; (10/7) B. Wahle - OD; (10/14) S. Stanford - SV; (10/21) B. Wahle - OD; (10/28) S. Willis - TU; (11/4) J. Phillips - MU.