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Indianapolis, McKendree Garner Weekly Football Honors

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Indianapolis, McKendree Garner Weekly Football Honors

 

INDIANAPOLIS – University of Indianapolis senior wide receiver Garrett Willis and freshman punt returner Daveon Bell, as well as McKendree University sophomore linebacker Ricco Gipson, have been named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Players of the Week in football, it was announced by the league office Monday.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Garrett Willis, Indianapolis
Sr., WR, St. Louis, Missouri

Team Result: 34-19 home win vs. Truman State

Amassed eight catches for a career-high 190 yards and two touchdowns

Averaged nearly 24 yards per catch

Down 10-0, Willis got the Hounds on the board with a 31-yard TD catch

Converted 3rd & 17 with a 52-yard reception, setting up his own 16-yard TD grab two plays later

Earns his first career Offensive Player of the Week award

Last Indianapolis Offensive Player of the Week:  Jake Purichia (9/25/17)

 

 

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Ricco Gipson, McKendree
So., LB, Godfrey, Illinois

Team Result: 28-7 home win vs. Southwest Baptist

Led all players with 14 tackles, including nine solo stops

Recorded 2.5 tackles for loss, including a quarterback sack

Helped limit reigning GLVC Offensive Player of the Year T.J. Edwards to nearly 100 yards below his season passing average

Currently boasts team highs in tackles (55), TFL (9), and sacks (4)

Earns his first career Defensive Player of the Week award

Last McKendree Defensive Player of the Week:  Tobias Cook (9/11/17)

 
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Daveon Bell, Indianapolis
Fr., WR/PR, Indianapolis, Indiana

Team Result: 34-19 home win vs. Truman State

Scored go-ahead touchdown with 86-yard punt return in second quarter

Return marked the second-longest punt return for a TD by a Greyhound since 1983 and top return in the GLVC this season

Finished with 116 all-purpose yards, including 17 rushing yards coming on lone carry

Earns his first career Special Teams Player of the Week award

Last Indianapolis Special Teams Player of the Week:  Brad Schickel (9/25/17)