SIAC Footballers of the Week

Courtesy of the SIAC:

Ike Brown (Lane) was named Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC)Football Offensive Player of the Week, while Nijul Canada (Lane) earned Defensive Player of the Week, released by the league office on Monday.

Arnes Huskic (Tuskegee) was also tabbed Special Teams Player of the Week alongside Kaz Dina (Central State) who earned Newcomer of the Week.

OFFENSIVE – Ike Brown, Lane | Running Back  |  Sophomore  |  Shreveport, La.

Brown accounted for 137 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns in Lane’s win over Tennessee State University. The sophomore caught a 13-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter to put the Dragons ahead 20-17. In overtime, Brown scored on an 11-yard run to bring Lane within a point. Brown gave the Dragons the victory on the next play, powering into the end zone for a 2-point conversion and a 28-27 win in the John Merritt Classic.

DEFENSIVE – Nijul Canada, Lane| Defensive Back  |  Senior  |  Mansfield, La.

Trailing Tennessee State 10-6 with 28 seconds left in the first half, Canada undercut an out route and picked off Tigers quarterback Chayil Garnett’s pass and took it 57 yards for a touchdown to give Lane a 13-10 halftime advantage. The senior defensive back tallied 6.0 solo tackles with 2.0 tackles for loss and one interception.

SPECIAL TEAMS – Arnes Huskic, Tuskegee |Kicker  |  Senior  |  Jacksonville, Fla.

Huskic went perfect on the day against the Panthers, going 3-for-3 on field goals of 29, 25, and 24 yards respectively. The senior also made all four of his point after attempts in the win.

NEWCOMER – Kaz Dina, Central State | Running Back  |    Junior  |  Fontana, CA

Junior running back Kaz Dina led the Marauders to a 35-32 victory over Allen on Saturday. Dina rushed for 161 yards and a score with an average of 10.7 yards per carry. He also caught six receptions for 63 yards including the game-winning score with two seconds left on the clock.


OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEKKaz Dina (Central State); Jayden Horace (Allen); Zaire Scotland (Benedict); Jaylon West (Morehouse); Jaden Hale (Kentucky State); David Johnson (Edward Waters); Taurean Taylor (Tuskegee)
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEKJalil Lenore (Central State); Kevin Graham (Allen); Stephan Pierre (Albany State); Christopher Hurst (Benedict); Dantez Simpson (Morehouse); Ahmanuel Thorpe (Edward Waters); Malik Moore (Tuskegee) 
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEKTwon Hines (Central State); Jamal Jones (Allen); Olubade Baker (Morehouse); Christian Bartley (Edward Waters)
NEWCOMER OF THE WEEKKevin Graham (Allen); Zaire Scotland (Benedict); Jaden Hale (Kentucky State); Vincent Hill (Tuskegee)

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