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Missouri S&T, Truman Earn Weekly GLVC Football Honors

 

INDIANAPOLIS – Missouri S&T junior quarterback Brennan Simms and sophomore linebacker Stefan Camplin, as well as Truman State University sophomore punt returner Spencer Newell, have earned Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Week honors in football, it was announced by the league office Monday.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Brennan Simms, Missouri S&T
Jr., QB, Punta Gorda, Florida
Major: Civil Engineering
Team Result: 49-21 win vs. Miles

Had a hand in all six of S&T’s offensive touchdowns, throwing for a career-high four scores and finding the end zone twice on one-yard runs

Finished with career-high 24 completions (on 34 attempts) for 268 yards, while adding 36 yards on the ground for a career-high 304 total yards

Has accounted for 13 of S&T’s 16 offensive touchdowns in the first three weeks of the season

S&T has scored 128 points to start the year – the most ever in the first three games

Earns his first career Offensive Player of the Week award

Last Missouri S&T Offensive Player of the Week:  Tyler Swart (11/5/18)

 

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Stefan Camplin, Missouri S&T
So., LB, Raytown, Missouri
Major: Electrical Engineering

Team Result: 49-21 win vs. Miles

 

Led Miners with eight tackles, including two for a loss

Returned an interception 79 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter to halt a Miles drive that had lasted more than six minutes at the time

Currently leads the Miners with 22 tackles on the season

Earns his first career Defensive Player of the Week award

Last Missouri S&T Defensive Player of the Week:  Bo Brooks (10/29/18)

 

 

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Spencer Newell, Truman State
So., PR/WR, Joplin, Missouri

Major: Exercise Science

Team Result: 38-7 win vs. NCAA DI FCS Valparaiso

Recorded the third special teams touchdown for the Bulldogs in three weeks

Ran back a 71-yard punt return in the second quarter to put Truman up 17-0

First punt return (non-blocked) touchdown for the Bulldgos since 2009

Second longest punt return for the program since 1979

Totaled 92 yards on five punt returns – an average of 18.4 yards per return

Bulldogs totaled 214 yards over nine kick and punt returns to average 23 yards per return

Earns his first career Special Teams Player of the Week award

Becomes third straight Truman specialist to earn league award

Last Truman State Special Teams Player of the Week:  Jordan Siegel (9/16/19)