NWC Football Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week for Aug. 27 - Sept. 2

Josh Dean
Willamette, Junior
Dana Point, Calif./Dana Hills
Dean tied a school record with 6 TD passes in his first start for the Bearcats, leading Willamette to a 58-34 win at Hardin-Simmons. Dean completed 31 of 47 passes (66.0%) for 468 yards, as he finished just five yards short of the school record for passing yards in a game (473). He threw touchdown passes of 26, 63, 5, 37, 11 and 23 yards during the game. His efforts helped Willamette amass 727 total yards, just 11 yards shy of the team's all-time record.

Honorable Mention:
Ronnie Thomas (Whitworth, Sr. – Granite Bay, Calif./American River JC)
Josh Hill (Linfield, Sr. – Portland, Ore./Air Force Academy)
Jordan Fukumoto (Pacific, Jr. – Mililani, Hawaii/St. Louis)
Adam Kniffin (Puget Sound, Sr. – Salem, Ore./Sprague)