2001 NWC Football Student-Athletes of the Week

2001 Northwest Conference Football Players of the Week

Nov. 11

NWC Offensive Player of the Week: Billy Condon (Whitworth, So., RB, Seattle, Wash.) accounted for 293 all-purpose yards when he rushed for 187 yards and two touchdowns, caught a 78-yard scoring pass and returned a pair of kick-offs for 28 yards.
Honorable Mention: Aaron Binger (PLU, RB) carried nine times for 132 yards and one touchdown.

NWC Defensive Player of the Week: Ryan Borde (PLU, Sr., LB, Albany, Ore.) finished with three tackles, two of which were for losses of 11 yards and the other was a 10-yard sack, and he also recovered a fumble to lead the Lutes past UPS.
Honorable Mention: J.J. Rodriguez (Whitworth, LB) finished with nine tackles (two for losses of three yards) and returned an interception 26 yards.

Nov. 4

NWC Offensive Player of the Week: Greg Reed (Willamette, So., Fl, Suisun City, Calif.) ran for 194 yards and four touchdowns , including a 78-yard jaunt, on 12 carries to lead the Bearcats past Lewis & Clark.
Honorable Mention: Mike Cooney (Linfield, WR/PR) won the Whitworth game with a 70-yard punt return for a touchdown with 2:00 to play, and finished with nine returns for 111 yards and caught three passes for 19 yards; Jason Hill (L&C, WR) caught ten passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns; Dwayne Tawney (Whitworth, WR) caught seven passes for 73 yard, one touchdown and also caught a two-point conversion.

NWC Defensive Player of the Week: Ray Lions (Linfield, So., DB, Portland, Ore.) led the Wildcat defensive effort with two second half interceptions (for 99 yards) a five-yard sack, a pass deflection and four tackles.
Honorable Mention: Nate Matlock (Willamette, DE) recorded four sacks for 26 yards and another tackle for loss in his total of six tackles; J.J. Rodriguez (Whitworth, LB) led the Pirates with 15 tackles.

Oct. 28

NWC Offensive Player of the Week: Marty Williams (Linfield, Jr., RB, Michigan City, Ind.) carried 12 times for 138 yards and two touchdowns in the Wildcats' win at UPS.
Honorable Mention: Mickey Rosendahl (L&C, RB) rushed for 166 yards on 15 carries; Aaron Binger (PLU, RB) ran for 84 yards on 14 carries and caught three passes for 43 yards and a touchdown; Dwayne Tawney (Whitworth, WR) caught six passes for 64 yards and two touchdowns.

NWC Defensive Player of the Week: Harrison Bertsch (Linfield, So., LB, Rathdrum, Idaho) totaled six tackles, including an 8-yard sack and two other tackles for losses of five yards, intercepted a pass and deflected another to lead the Wildcats to a shutout win at Puget Sound.
Honorable Mention: Mike Mauss (PLU, LB) recorded six total tackles, a sack and another tackle for a loss of eight yards; Chris Smith (L&C, DB) had three unassisted tackles and five passes defended; Roger Sherwood (Whitworth, DE) recorded 10 tackles, including one sack and another for loss totaling four yards, and recovered a fumble.

Oct. 21

NWC Offensive Player of the Week: Tyler Matthews (Linfield, So., QB, Ellensburg, Wash.) led the Wildcats to a record-setting day by completing 20 of 29 passes for three touchdowns and no interceptions.
Honorable Mention: Aaron Binger (PLU, RB) ran 17 times for 72 yards and one TD and caught three passes for 109 yards and two more scores; Billy Condon (Whitworth, RB) carried 24 times for 129 yards and two touchdowns; Jason Hill (L&C, WR) caught 11 passes for 140 yards and returned four kick-offs for 83. NWC

Defensive Player of the Week: Seth Berghoff (PLU, DB, Jr., Toppenish, Wash.) returned two interceptions for touchdowns and added five tackles to lead the Lutes past NAIA Southern Oregon.
Honorable Mention: Shane Lyman (Whitworth, DE) recorded four tackles, including two for losses of 16 yards, and intercpeted a pass in the Pirates' shutout; Eric Hillison (Linfield, CB) had an interception, fumble recovery and tackle in the Wildcats' win; Nate Enciso (UPS, LB) recorded a game-high 18 tackles, including one for loss of four yards in a loss; Chris Smith (L&C, DB) finished with 10 tackles and an interception in the Pioneers' loss.

Oct. 14

NWC Offensive Player of the Week: Aaron Binger (PLU, So., RB, North Bend, Wash.) rushed seven times for 95 yards and two touchdowns and also caught two passes for 29 yards and another score.
Honorable Mention: Scott Biglin (Whitworth, QB) totaled 262 yards of offense by completing 12 of 23 passes for 162 yards and rushing 13 times for 100 yards; David Russell (Linfield, RB) carried 13 times for 87 yards and a touchdown and caught a 24-yard score.

NWC Defensive Player of the Week: Casey Lawrence (Whitworth, Sr., LB, Harrah, Wash.) led the Pirates with eight tackles (six solo), forced a fumble and recovered a fumble to lead Whitworth over Willamette.
Honorable Mention: Harrison Bertsch (Linfield, LB) finished with nine tackles (six solo), including two for losses of eight yards, and deflected a pass; Seth Berghoff (PLU, DB) blocked a FG and returned it 69 yards for a score and also had two tackles and a pass defended.

Oct. 7

NWC Offensive Player of the Week: Tyler Teeple (PLU, Jr., QB, Edmonds, Wash.) completed 14 of 24 passes for 364 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. He also ran for a TD in the Lutes' 48-18 win at EOU.
Honorable Mention: Justin Peterson (Willamette, FB) rushed 18 times for 208 yards and two touchdowns, including a 90-yarder, vs. SOU; Trent Thompson (L&C, QB) completed 18 of 27 passes for 257 yards and two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Homecoming win over Puget Sound; Tyler Matthews (Linfield, QB) came off of the bench to complete 5 of 9 passes for 147 yards and three touchdowns to spark the Wildcat comeback.

Co-NWC Defensive Players of the Week: Ike Ellis (Linfield, Sr., CB, Powers, Ore.) intercepted a pass, recovered a fumble, deflected two passes and had five tackles to help the Wildcats comeback against Menlo; M.J. Ballinger (Lewis & Clark, Jr., DB, Gilbert, Ariz.) intercepted two passes and recorded four tackles to lead the Pioneers past UPS. He made the game-winning interception in the end zone with nine seconds left.
Honorable Mention: Colin Campbell (Willamette, LB) was credited with a team-high 11 tackles to help hold SOU scoreless in the second half; Jonathon Carlson (PLU, LB) made a team-high nine tackles in the Lutes' win.

Sept. 30

Co-NWC Offensive Players of the Week: Dwayne Tawney (Whitworth, So., WR, Spokane, Wash.) caught 17 passes for 191 yards (both career-highs) and two touchdowns, including the game-winning 28-yard grab with 1:05 to play; Greg Reed (Willamette, So., FL, Suisun City, Calif.) rushed 15 times for 131 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Bearcats to a 38-14 win over Chapman.
Honorable Mention: Tyler Teeple (PLU, QB) completed 15 of 30 passes for 178 yards, three touchdowns and one interception and ran for 36 yards on seven carries; Marty Williams (Linfield, RB) rushed for 140 yards in 35 attempts (both career highs) and one touchdown.

NWC Defensive Player of the Week: Matt Benjamin (Willamette, Sr., FS, Tillamook, Ore.) intercepted two passes, returning one 54 yards, and recorded seven tackles, inlcuding one sack of four yards.
Honorable Mention: Seth Berghoff (PLU, FS) clinched the win over Linfield with a 96-yard interception return for a TD and recorded four tackles; K.C. McVey (Whitworth, DB) led the Pirates with 12 stops, including one for loss of four yards, and deflected one pass; Ray Lions (Linfield, M) finished with a team-high six tackles and broke up one pass.

Sept. 23

NWC Offensive Player of the Week: Trent Thompson (L&C, So., QB, Grants Pass, Ore.) accounted for 321 yards of total offense while leading the Pioneers to a win. He threw for 242 yards (18-27-1) and four touchdowns and ran for 79 yards and another TD.
Honorable Mention: Greg Reed (Willamette, FL) ran for 101 yards on only eight carries, scoring on a 50-yard touchdown; Scott Biglin (Whitworth, QB) completed 24 of 43 passes for 303 yards and three interceptions; Bret Burton (UPS, QB) completed 26 of 44 passes for 225 yards and three scores, and ran for 24 yards on seven carries; Jeremy Force (PLU, SB) caught five passes for 97 yards and a touchdown.

NWC Defensive Player of the Week: Doug Edmonson (Whitworth, Sr., LB, Alta Loma, Calif.) keyed Whitworth's comeback win over PLU by recovering two fumbles, one of which he returned for a TD, and recording a team-high seven tackles, including one for loss of two yards.
Honorable Mention: Jonathan Carlson (PLU, DB) finished with a team-high 14 tackles, including two for losses of two yards; Josh Stillahn (UPS) totaled 11 tackles, including two for loss of three yards, and one pass defended; Brendan Shanks (Willamette, DL) recorded six tackles, including a sack of six yards.

Sept. 9

Offensive Player of the Week: Marty Williams (Linfield, Jr., RB, Michigan City, Ind.) ran for a career-high 111 yards on 21 carries. He scored two touchdowns in the Wildcats' 36-13 win over Whittier.
Honorable Mention: Billy Condon (Whitworth, RB) carried 28 times for a career-high 169 yards and scored one touchdown in the Pirates' win at Chapman; Justin Peterson (Willamette, FB) rushed 12 times for 108 yards in the Bearcats' loss to Central Washington.

Defensive Player of the Week: Mark Scott (Whitworth, Jr., DT, Valley, Wash.) had four tackles, including one for a loss of six yards, an interception that he returned five yards to set up a go-ahead touchdown, and a forced fumble that sealed Whitworth's win.
Honorable Mention: Colin Campbell (Willamette, LB) finished with 12 total tackles, including one four a loss of three yards.

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