McKendree, S&T, Jewell Earn Weekly GLVC Football Honors

INDIANAPOLIS – McKendree University senior quarterback Reece Metcalf, William Jewell College junior defensive back Donte’ Colum, and Missouri S&T senior return specialist Roderick Chapman 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
Reece Metcalf, McKendree
Sr., QB, Mount Carmel, IL
Major: Accounting
Team Result: 47-41 home loss vs. Bowie State

A week after setting a career-high with four touchdowns passes in a win at Kentucky State, he threw for six touchdowns to go along with a career-high 354 yards on 25-of-44 passing

Six touchdowns matched school record set by Isaac Fisher and is tied for second in GLVC history (Fisher, Willie Tindal, Southwest Baptist)

Four of the six touchdowns came in the final 22 minutes of action as Bearcats nearly overcame a 28-point deficit

Has thrown 13 touchdown passes in three games, which matches his total from the entire 2017 season

Earns his third career Offensive Player of the Week award (10/31/16, 9/10/18)

Last McKendree Offensive Player of the Week:  Reece Metcalf (9/10/18)

 

 

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Donte’ Colum, William Jewell
Jr., DB, Merriam, Kansas
Major:  Business

Team Result: 58-17 loss at Findlay

Gave the Cardinals their first score of the game with an 82-yard interception return for a touchdown – the eighth-longest in GLVC history

Posted six tackles on the day, including four solo stops

Earns his first career Defensive Player of the Week award

Last William Jewell Defensive Player of the Week:  Justice Taylor (10/12/15)

 

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Roderick Chapman, Missouri S&T
Sr., DB/PR, Los Angeles, California
Major: Psychology

Team Result: 52-12 loss at Drake

 

Accumulated 147 yards in kick returns, including an 82-yard punt return for a touchdown as time expired in the fourth quarter

Punt return was the seventh-longest in GLVC history and longest by a Miner since Braxton Graham’s GLVC-record 93 yard return two seasons ago

Return for a TD extended a streak in which the Miners have had at least one return (kickoff, punt, interception or fumble) for a score to a school-record 14 consecutive years

Netted 65 yards on three kickoffs with a long of 29 yards

Also registered three tackles on the day, including two solo stops

Earns his second career Special Teams Player of the Week award (10/16/17)

Last Missouri S&T Special Teams Player of the Week:  Jonathan Banowetz (9/10/18)