2019 NAIA Football Players of the Week - Week Six
KANSAS CITY, MO. - Davonte Williams of Webber International (Fla.) has been named the NAIA National Football Offensive Player of the Week and Matt Swartz of Saint Francis (Ind.) has been named the NAIA National Football Defensive Player of the Week and Mike Iturbe of Saint Xavier (Ill.) has been named the NAIA National Football Special Teams Player of the Week, the national office announced Monday.
Special Teams Player of the Week
Mike Iturbe, Saint Xavier (Ill.)
So., K, Palos Heights, Ill.
- Iturbe kicked a 57-yard field goal with 5:09 left in game
- Gave No. 13 Saint Xavier the 31-28 lead
- The 57-yard kick is all-time program record at SXU
- Longest kick made in NAIA since 2013
- Longest kick in college football this year
Defensive Player of the Week
Matt Swartz, Saint Francis (Ind.)
Sr., NT, Fort Wayne, Ind.
- Blocked a No. 4 Concordia field goal attempt with 7.9 seconds to play
- The block led to a scoop and scoring of the game-winning 65-yard touchdown
- Swartz had 18 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks and 3 solo tackles
Offensive Player of the Week
Davonte Williams, Webber International (Fla.)
So., RB, Tampa, Fla.
- Williams had two receiving touchdowns in final four minutes of play
- Including the game-winning 52-yard touchdown with 18.5 seconds left
- Career high 13 catches for a career-high 213 receiving yards
- Williams had three touchdowns for a career high 253 combined yards
Defensive Nominees: Christian Woo, Ottawa (Ariz.) (AZ) ; Victor Alvarez Jr., Keiser (Fla.) ; Carter Myers, Montana Tech ; Joey Markasovic, Saint Xavier (Ill.) ; Lane Napier, Concordia (Neb.) ; Sal Avila, Valley City State (N.D.) ; Tyler Pendleton, Cumberlands (Ky.) ; Dawandrick Crockett, St. Andrews (N.C.) ; Eric Singleton, Avila (Mo.)
Special Teams Nominees: Jonah Alicea, Ottawa (Ariz.) (AZ) ; Kennard Mahone, Edward Waters (Fla.) ; Jack Givens, Saint Francis (Ind.) ; Jack Givens, Saint Francis (Ind.) ; Alex Hardy, Reinhardt (Ga.) ; Andrew Hanretty, Valley City State (N.D.) ; Noah Bicksler, Campbellsville (Ky.) ; Preston Patten, Sterling (Kan.) ; David Larson, Southeastern (Fla.) ; John Tia, Rocky Mountain (Mont.)
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