SVSU's Brito, WSU's Fowlkes and GVSU's Kralapp receive Week 3 football honors

SVSU's Brito, WSU's Fowlkes and GVSU's Kralapp receive Week 3 football honors

GLIAC -- The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) has announced its weekly awards following Week 3 of the 2022 football season. Saginaw Valley State senior quarterback Andrew Brito earned GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week honors, Wayne State freshman cornerback Elijah Fowlkes was named GLIAC Defensive Player of the Week and Grand Valley State sophomore kicker Kollin Kralapp received GLIAC Special Teams Player of the Week recognition.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Andrew Brito, Saginaw Valley State

The No. 23 Saginaw Valley State University football team continued to roll through the nonconference schedule with a 35-14 win in the Axe Bowl against Northwood University on Saturday in Midland. Senior quarterback Andrew Brito led the SVSU offense, earning the team’s first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference weekly honor of the season in the process. Brito finished 17-of-23 passing for 248 yards and two touchdowns through the air. He added 11 carries for 110 yards, including a 61-yard touchdown run.  

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Elijah Fowlkes, Wayne State

Wayne State University true freshman cornerback Elijah Fowlkes has been selected GLIAC Defensive Player of the Week for his two interception performance against Wisconsin-La Crosse. Fowlkes returned his first interception 51 yards for a touchdown. His other pick came in the end zone. Fowlkes became the first Warriors with two interceptions in a game since Leon Eggleston had two vs. Ashland on Oct. 19, 2019.  Fowlkes also contributed seven tackles, including one for loss, against the Eagles. For the season, Fowlkes leads the WSU secondary with 16 tackles (8 solo, 8 assisted), including 1.5 for loss (0.5 sack) and four passes defended (two interceptions and two pass break-ups).  His two picks are tied for first in the league, while Fowlkes' 54 yards on interception returns leads the conference.

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Kollin Kralapp, Grand Valley State

Grand Valley State sophomore place kicker Kollin Kralapp has been named the GLIAC Special Teams Player of the Week it was announced by the league office. Kralapp converted all nine of his point after attempts and connected on a career-long 40-yard field goal in the Lakers’ 66-7 victory over Lincoln. Kralapp is 16-for-16 in PATs and 2-for-2 in field goals, establishing a new career-long with each make.


OFFENSE: Caleef Jenkins (DU), Brandon Michalak (MTU), Cade Peterson (GVSU)

DEFENSE: Jacob Dorn (SVSU), Jack Gilchrist (GVSU), Jalen Robinson (DU), Marc Sippel (MTU)

SPECIAL TEAMS: Isaiah Malcome (SVSU)

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