2019 NAIA Football Players of the Week – Week Eleven

2019 NAIA Football Players of the Week – Week Eleven

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jake Johnson of Georgetown (Ky.) has been named the NAIA National Football Offensive Player of the Week and Christian Harmon of Midland (Neb.) has been named the NAIA National Football Defensive Player of the Week and Camdon Griffiths of Midland (Neb.) 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 November 11 –17 and were selected out of a pool of conference award winners.


Special Teams Player of the Week

Camdon Griffiths, Midland (Neb.)         

Jr., P, Omaha, Neb.

  • Griffiths hit the game-winning 24 yard field goal with 40 seconds to play to upset Dordt (Iowa)
  • Weekly Stats:
    • Converted 4 PATs
    • Punted the ball six times (40.8 average yards)


Defensive Player of the Week

Christian Harmon, Midland (Neb.)

Sr., DB, Omaha, NE

  • Weekly Stats:
    • Three interceptions on the road against Dordt (Iowa)
    • Seven tackles (five solo)
    • Held the defenders to just 328 yards (100 below average)

Offensive Player of the Week

Jake Johnson, Georgetown (Ky.)

Jr., WR, Somerset, Ky.

  • Johnson hauled in four touchdown passes in final 25 minutes
  • Weekly Stats:
    • Four catches for 48 yards in first 30 minutes
    • Final 2 5minutes had seven catches for 128 yds
    • His 11 catches in a single game is new school record
    • Four touchdowns in single game ties school record


Offensive Nominees: Tylor Watts, Peru State (Neb.) ; Tim Whitfield, Langston (Okla.) ; Jordan Lawton, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) ; Jon Jund, Montana Western ; Arnijae Ponder, Morningside (Iowa) ; Omar Sinclair, Concordia (Mich.) ; Javon Wilson, Warner (Fla.) ; Montralius Mosely, Reinhardt (Ga.) ; Aderias Ealy, Bethany (Kan.)

Defensive Nominees: 
Keagan McCoy, College of Idaho ; Marcos Garcia, Ottawa (Ariz.) (AZ) ; Anthony Welsh, Georgetown (Ky.) ; Quan Neal, Point (Ga.) ; Travonte Haynie, Webber International (Fla.) ; Nickai Poyser, Marian (Ind.) ; Kenny Kirkland, Robert Morris (Ill.) ; Mikeice Adams, Baker (Kan.) ; Israel Harper, Southwestern (Kan.)

John Brady, Peru State (Neb.) ; Zane Shilts, Taylor (Ind.) ; Kyle Mitchell, College of Idaho ; John Williams, Ottawa (Ariz.) (AZ) ; Mike Iturbe, Saint Xavier (Ill.) ; Sage Chen-Young, Keiser (Fla.) ; Jared Dougherty, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) ; Alex Hardy, Reinhardt (Ga.) ; Juan Herrera, Kansas Wesleyan


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2019-20 Football Composite Award Winners (Defensive, Offensive, )

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
Week 8 (October 30): Kole Murlin, Siena Heights (Mich.) , Darius-James Peterson, College of Idaho , Derek Mccormick, Ave Maria (Fla.)
Week 9 (November 06): Cameron Lauck, Indiana Wesleyan , Hayden Gibson, Dickinson State (N.D.) , Ben Vongunten, Indiana Wesleyan
Week 10 (November 13): David Kacmarynski, Dordt (Iowa) , Jordan Williams, Central Methodist (Mo.) , Brett Zachman, Dordt (Iowa)
Week 11 (November 20): Christian Harmon, Midland (Neb.) , Jake Johnson, Georgetown (Ky.) , Camdon Griffiths, Midland (Neb.)


Championship Information

NAIA Football Championship

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

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