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Missouri S&T, UIndy Garner Weekly GLVC Football Awards

 

INDIANAPOLIS – Missouri S&T senior quarterback Tyler Swart and senior defensive back Roderick Chapman, as well as University of Indianapolis freshman kick returner Toriano Clinton, 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
Tyler Swart, Missouri S&T
Sr., QB, Dickinson, Texas
Major: Petroleum Engineering
Team Result: 48-23 win at Southwest Baptist

Registered one of the best quarterback performances in GLVC history in win over Bearcats

Threw for a career-high 448 yards – the sixth-most in S&T and GLVC history

Tossed a career-high five scoring passes, becoming just the 11th player in GLVC history to accomplish the feat

Posted a QB rating of 259.08, which is the sixth-highest in GLVC history

Five scoring passes increased his career total to 62, breaking the S&T career record and putting him in a tie for third (Nick Lonergan, QU, 2012-15) in GLVC history, just two shy of second place (Isaac Fisher, MCK, 2012-15)

Also broke the S&T career mark for completions, going 23-of-29 (79.3 percent) to give him 508 as a Miner

Finished with 451 yards of total offense, the sixth-most in S&T history and eight-most ever by a GLVC player

Became fifth passer in GLVC history to eclipse the 7,000-yard mark; his 7,045 yards are just 145 shy of surpassing UIndy’s Connor Barthel for fourth all-time

Miners finished with 609 yards of total offense, the third-highest mark program history

Earns his fifth career Offensive Player of the Week award (11/16/15, 10/17/16, 10/30/17, 9/3/18)

Last Missouri S&T Offensive Player of the Week:  Tyler Swart (9/3/18)

 

 

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

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

Team Result: 48-23 win at Southwest Baptist

 

Tied the GLVC and Missouri S&T record with three interceptions in victory over Bearcats

Recorded his first interception on SBU’s second possession of the game

Snatched his second on the last play of the first half

Posted his third pick in the fourth quarter

Also had three tackles and a pass breakup

Helped S&T limit SBU to 179 yards of total offense

Earns his first career Defensive Player of the Week award

Has earned two career Special Teams Player of the Week awards (10/16/17, 9/17/18)

Last Missouri S&T Defensive Player of the Week:  Bo Brooks (9/24/18)

 

 

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Toriano Clinton, Indianapolis
Fr., RB/KR, Calumet, Illinois
Major:  Sport Management

Team Result: 41-17 win vs. Lincoln

Opened UIndy’s Homecoming contest with a 99-yard kickoff return

Tied for the fourth-longest kickoff return in GLVC history (William Jewell’s Anthony Mullins at Truman, 10/22/16)

Marked the longest kickoff return by a Greyhound since 1982

Also added 27 rushing yards on seven carries

Earns his first career Special Teams Player of the Week award

Last Indianapolis Special Teams Player of the Week:  Daveon Bell (10/2/17)