SEWARD, Neb. – On the heels of the second most prolific single game rushing performance of his career, junior Ryan Durdon has been named the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Offensive Player of the Week, as announced on Monday (Sept. 10). This marks the second time Durdon has garnered the conference weekly award in his career.
A second team All-GPAC honoree in 2017, Durdon turned in a workhorse effort in the season opener for Concordia football. In the 27-20 win over NCAA Division III Buena Vista University (Iowa), the Decatur, Texas, native rushed 42 times for 250 yards and two touchdowns. His third-yard scoring run with 53 seconds left proved to be the game winner. Durdon has now rushed for at least 200 yards in a game four times in his career (a school record).
Durdon became the team’s primary running back last season and delivered 1,247 yards and eight touchdowns on 227 carries. Now in 11 career games in the backfield, Durdon has piled up 1,497 rushing yards for an average of 136.1 per game.
Durdon and the Bulldogs (1-0) will open up GPAC play on Saturday with a road test at Jamestown (1-2, 0-1 GPAC). Kickoff from Jamestown, N.D., is set for 1 p.m. CT.