Benedictine’s Shepardson named NAIA Defensive Player of the Week

NAIA Communications 

The NAIA has named its Players of the Week in football for the week following action on Oct. 24, 2020:

Offensive Player of the Week: Malik Nesbitt, Avila (Mo.)

Nesbitt set career-bests marks Saturday. The junior running back had only one game of 100-plus yards in his career prior to this season and now has had three straight games with triple digits in rushing yards.

Defensive Player of the Week: Brett Shepardson, Benedictine (Kan.)

Shepardson continues to lead the NAIA in total sacks now with 10. He also leads the Heart in sacks per game at 1.7 while ranking second in the conference with 11.5 tackles for a loss.

Special Teams Player of the Week: Kieran Woodley of SAGU (Texas)

The junior went 4-4 on field goal attempts with the longest being 44 yards in win over Texas Wesleyan.

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