2019 NAIA Football Players of the Week – Week Seven

Football - College of Idaho

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Charles Salary of Marian (Ind.) has been named the NAIA National Football Offensive Player of the Week, Sage Chen-Young of Keiser (Fla.) has been named the NAIA National Football Defensive Player of the Week and Kyle Mitchell of College of Idaho has been named the NAIA National Football Special Teams Player of the Week, the national office announced Monday. The three student-athletes were nominated for their performances during the week of October 14 – 20 and were selected out of a pool of conference award winners.


Special Teams Player of the Week

Kyle Mitchell, College of Idaho

Sr., K, Herriman, Utah

  • Set a Frontier Conference record with a 58-yd field goal on last play of the game against Then No. 19 Montana Tech
  • Weekly Stats:
    • Three field goals
    • 58-yarder


Defensive Player of the Week

Sage Chen-Young, Keiser (Fla.)

So., DB, Wellington, Fla.

  • Set a new Keiser record with three interceptions
  • Weekly Stats:
    • Five solo tackles, one assisted tackle
    • 104 yards on three interceptions


Offensive Player of the Week

Charles Salary, Marian (Ind.)

Sr., RB, LaPorte, Ind.

  • Set Marian record for rushing yards and attempts
  • Weekly Stats:
    • 309 rushing yards
    • 46 rushing attempts
    • One touchdown

Offensive Nominees:
Isaiah King, Missouri Baptist ; Cameron Hardesty, Evangel (Mo.) ; Austin Mccullough, Ottawa (Ariz.) (AZ) ; Marques Burgess, Keiser (Fla.) ; Cameron Dukes, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) ; Hayden Gibson, Dickinson State (N.D.) ; Shane Solberg, Northwestern (Iowa) ; Johnny Feauto, Kansas Wesleyan ; Josh Drucker, Kentucky Christian ; Matthew Burgess, Carroll (Mont.)



Defensive Nominees: Forrest Rivers, College of Idaho ; Santana Jones, Georgetown (Ky.) ; Kaleb Thornton, Wayland Baptist (Texas) ; Austin Cuicchi, Grand View (Iowa) ; Andy Austin, St. Andrews (N.C.) ; Tanner Machacek, Northwestern (Iowa) ; Sal Avila, Valley City State (N.D.) ; Dominic Brown, Bethel (Kan.) ; Nickai Poyser, Marian (Ind.) ; Josh Hettiger, Saint Xavier (Ill.)


Special Teams Nominees: Aaron Reynolds, Faulkner (Ala.) ; Gregory Blaser, Texas Wesleyan ; Grant Sherman, Grand View (Iowa) ; Jaylen Boyd, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) ; Bryce Deguira, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) ; Slater Gifford, Waldorf (Iowa) ; Juan Herrera, Kansas Wesleyan ; Ben Stevens, Marian (Ind.) ; Kevin Rockwood, Cincinnati Christian (Ohio) ; Joshua Miller, Morningside (Iowa)


2018-19 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.)

Week 5 (October 09): Landon Corolla, Georgetown (Ky.), Charles Salary, Marian (Ind.) , Otis Odom, Reinhardt (Ga.)

Week 6 (October 16): Matt Swartz, Saint Francis (Ind.), Davonte Williams, Webber International (Fla.) , Mike Iturbe, Saint Xavier (Ill.)

Week 7 (October 23): Sage Chen-Young, Keiser (Fla.), Charles Salary, Marian (Ind.) , Kyle Mitchell, College of Idaho

Championship Information

NAIA Football Championship

November 23, 30, Dec. 7, 2019
Football Championship Series
Campus Sites

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