BAY CITY, Mich. - Saginaw Valley State University junior wide receiver Jeff Janis (Tawas, Mich.) was named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) "Offensive Player of the Week" after leading the Cardinals to a 55-52 win over No. 15 Grand Valley State University last Saturday. Ferris State University senior defensive end Brad Iskow (Bad Axe, Mich.) earned "Defensive Player of the Week Honors," while Northern Michigan University junior wide out/kick returner Christian Jesse (Grand Rapids, Mich.) was tabbed "Special Teams Player of the Week."
GLIAC Football Offensive Player of the Week:
Jeff Janis - Saginaw Valley State (JR, WR, 6-3, 205, Tawas, Mich.)
SVSU junior receiver Jeff Janis hauled in the game-winning touchdown catch with just nine seconds left to help the Cardinals defeat No. 15 Grand Valley State, 55-52, on Saturday. He would also catch his 90th pass this season in a GLIAC game to break the previous mark of 89 receptions that was held by Carlton Brewster of Ferris State since 2000. Janis finished the day with 10 catches for 165 yards and two score through the air. He added a TD on a 15-yard reverse for SVSU's second score of the afternoon. For the season Janis posted 106 catches for 1,635 yards and 18 total touchdowns.
GLIAC Football Offensive Weekly Honor Roll: Jordan McCune - AU, Jason Vander Laan - FS, Monterae Williams - UF, Charles Johnson - GV, Joe Glendening - HC, Anthony Bilal - LE, Pat Carroll - MT, Mark Morris - NU, Mark Nichols - OD, Dan Pitts - TU, Toba Olarewaju - WU.
2012 GLIAC Offensive "Players of the Week": (9/4) J. Janis - SV; (9/10) H. Parling - GV; (9/17) C. Belton - UF; (9/24) J. Janis - SV; (10/1) I. Grimes - GV; (10/8) J. Vander Laan - FS; (10/15) M. Miller - OD; (10/22) J. Vander Laan - FS; (10/29) J. Janis - SV; (11/5) T. Scarlett - MT; (11/12) J. Janis - SV.
GLIAC Football Defensive Player of the Week:
Brad Iskow - Ferris State (SR, DE, 6-4, 257, Bad Axe, Mich.)
FSU senior defensive end Brad Iskow wrapped up an impressive season and memorable career with one of its best performances in the Bulldogs' exciting 32-31 road win over Northern Michigan on Saturday (Nov. 10) inside the Superior Dome in Marquette. Iskow compiled a squad-high 11 tackles with six solo stops in the contest. He also added four tackles for loss, which resulted in 10 lost yards, along with a quarterback sack. In addition, his four tackles for loss enabled him to break the school's single-season record for tackles for loss as he wrapped up the year with a league-leading 25.5 TFL's.
GLIAC Football Defensive Weekly Honor Roll: Jacob Lerman - AU, Feraris Golden - UF, Matt Judon - GV, Brett Pasche - HC, Justin Armstrong - MT, Nick Krause - NM, Spencer Remtema - NU, Justin Bell - OD, Grant Caserta - SV.
2012 GLIAC Defensive "Players of the Week": (9/4) E. Hardy - OD; (9/10) D. Pittman - HC; (9/17) B. Eakins - OD; (9/24) T. Moss - FS, (10/1) L. Francis - MU; (10/8) A. Matt - WS; (10/15) D. Moynihan - HC; (10/22) L. Ware - GV; (10/29) B. Horling - GV; (11/5) S. Remtema - NU; (11/12) B. Iskow - FS.
GLIAC Football Special Teams Player of the Week:
Christian Jesse - Northern Michigan (JR, WR/KR, 5-9, 165, Grand Rapids, Mich.)
Northern Michigan University junior wide receiver/kick returner Christian Jesse broke a Superior Dome record with a 99 yard kickoff return for touchdown in the third quarter of NMU's 32-31 loss to Ferris State on Saturday. Jessie finished with 160 return yards on four attempts. He finished the regular season ranked first in the GLIAC in kick return average, posting 28.6 yards per return this season.
GLIAC Football Special Teams Weekly Honor Roll: Cameron Casey - AU, Austin Kantola - FS, Seth White - UF, Marco Iaderosa - GV, Skyler Davis - HC, Tony Hite - NU, Brent Wahle - OD, Scott Stanford - SV, Stefan Terleckyj - WS.
2012 GLIAC Special Teams "Players of the Week": (9/4) R. Williams - GV; (9/10) C. Jackson - NU; (9/17) S. White - UF; (9/24) R. Williams - GV; (10/1) A. Cason - MT; (10/8) T. Wells - LE; (10/15) R. Belmonte - NM; (10/22) B. Gamble - AU; (10/29) S. Marcotte - LE; (11/5) R. Belmonte - NM; (11/12) C. Jesse - NM.