NWC Football Defensive - Nov. 7-13, 2016

NWC Football Defensive - Nov. 7-13, 2016

Football Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week – Nov. 7-13, 2016



Sophomore, Linebacker, Portland, Ore. / Madison HS


Riga finished off the season with a stellar performance, breaking the George Fox record for tackles in a game with 19 total tackles (11 solo, 8 assisted).  He also recorded one pass interception that helped seal a 21-7 victory at Willamette, giving the Bruins their first winning season since 1960. 


Honorable Mention:

LJ Benson, Whitworth (Jr, CB, Spokane Valley, Wash.)

Skylor Elgarico, Linfield (Sr, FS, Arlington, Wash.)

Carson Ketter, Pacific Lutheran (So, DB, Ocean Shores, Wash.)

Tawayne Malone, Lewis & Clark (So, LB, Sacramento, Calif.)

Kendrick Pearson, Willamette (So, CB, Pebble Beach, Calif.)

Jack Perez, Pacific (Sr, LB, Petaluma, Calif.)

Jacob Wuesthoff, Puget Sound (Sr, DB, Newbury Park, Caif.)


Previous Honorees:

Jacob Wuesthoff, PS (9/5); Connor Tangeman, Whw (9/12); Nick Brickous, Wil (9/19); Travis McMillion, PL (10/3); Mikey Arkans, Lin (10/10); Jack Perez, Pac (10/17); Jack Perez, Pac (10/24); Mark Mulligan, Wil (10/31); Mac Shaw, Whw (11/7)