2019 NAIA Football Players of the Week - Week Four

2019 NAIA Football Players of the Week - Week Four

KANSAS CITY, MO. - Austin McCullough of Ottawa (Ariz.) (AZ) has been named the NAIA National Football Offensive Player of the Week and Nikolas Furlow of Avila (Mo.) has been named the NAIA National Football Defensive Player of the Week and Devon McMillin of Cumberlands (Ky.) has been named the NAIA National Football Special Teams Player of the Week, the National office announced Monday.

 

Special Teams Player of the Week

Devon McMillin, Cumberlands (Ky.)

Jr., P, Pickerington, Ohio

  • Set new school record for most PATs converted in a single game
  • Tied NAIA record for most PATs converted in a game
  • Went 14-14 in Patriots 98-0 win Saturday

 

Defensive Player of the Week

Nikolas Furlow, Avila (Mo.)

SO., LB, Blackwood, N.J.

  • Recorded 13 total tackles and a pass breakup
  • With seven tackles for loss (40 yards total)
  • Furlow jumped to sixth in the NAIA with 10 on the season (2.5 per game)

 

Offensive Player of the Week

Austin McCullough, Ottawa (Ariz.)

Jr., QB, Ridgecrest, Calif.

  • Recorded his third 300-yard passing game of the season
  • Set a school record with his seven touchdown passes
  • All seven TD passes were completed to seven different receivers while one paying the first half.  

 

 

 

Offensive Nominees: Jon Jund, Montana Western ; Dwayne Milton, St. Francis (Ill.) ; Zach Dampier, Georgetown (Ky.) ; De'Anta Sipp, Kentucky Christian ; Noah Clayberg, Dordt (Iowa) ; Chantz Scurry, Bethel (Kan.) ; Kaleb Jefferson, Siena Heights (Mich.) ; Jeffery Jennings III, Warner (Fla.) ; Joshua Portillo, Mayville State (N.D.) ; Jake Bridges, Missouri Valley

Defensive Nominees: 
Christian Viville, Ottawa (Ariz.) (AZ) ; Nico Moreno, Southeastern (Fla.) ; Danny Garcia, College of Idaho ; Aj Jenkins, Concordia (Neb.) ; Derick VandeBossche, Dickinson State (N.D.) ; Ryan Fish, Concordia (Mich.) ; Sam Morton, Evangel (Mo.) ; Marcus McCants, Campbellsville (Ky.) ; Michael Williams, Cincinnati Christian (Ohio) ; Mike Gruben, St. Francis (Ill.)

Nominees: 
Dallis Flowers, Grand View (Iowa) ; David Larson, Southeastern (Fla.) ; Ignacio Gomez, Lyon (Ark.) ; Kyle Mitchell, College of Idaho ; William Aldridge, Point (Ga.) ; Dustin Kasowski, Valley City State (N.D.) ; ShaMarr Simmons, Siena Heights (Mich.) ; Izaiah Celestine, Doane (Neb.) ; Christian Hopkins, Avila (Mo.) ; Mike Iturbe, Saint Xavier (Ill.)

 

2019-20 Football Composite Award Winners (Defensive, Offensive, Special Teams)


Week 1 (September 11): Sage DeLong, Eastern Oregon , Connor Kaegi, Ottawa (Kan.) , Chase Van Wyck, Eastern Oregon
Week 2 (September 18): Joel Katzer, Morningside (Iowa) , Korbin Marcum, Culver-Stockton (Mo.) , Marquavis Myers, Southeastern (Fla.)
Week 3 (September 25): Joe Caicedo, Montana Western , LaShaun Rule, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) , Nestor Higuera, Arizona Christian
Week 4 (October 02): Nikolas Furlow, Avila (Mo.) , Austin McCullough, Ottawa (Ariz.) (AZ) , Devon McMillin, Cumberlands (Ky.)

 

 

Championship Information

NAIA Football Championship

64th ANNUAL
FOOTBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
November 23, 30, Dec. 7, 2019
Football Championship Series
Campus Sites

December 21, 2019
Eddie G. Robinson Stadium
Grambling, La.