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Roby named GPAC defensive player of the week for second time in 2017 | Rural Radio Network

Roby named GPAC defensive player of the week for second time in 2017

Roby named GPAC defensive player of the week for second time in 2017

SEWARD, Neb. – A stellar senior season continues for Tarence Roby, one of the top corners and return men in NAIA football. On Monday (Nov. 6), the conference tabbed Roby as the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Defensive Player of the Week. Roby collected the same honor on Sept. 11. Collectively, the Bulldogs have reeled in five conference player of the week awards in 2017.

A native of Rockford, Ill., Roby picked off a pair of first quarter passes in last week’s 35-7 win at Briar Cliff. He returned his first interception 51 yards, setting up a Jared Garcia touchdown four plays later. Roby’s second pick thwarted a Charger red zone drive. Roby also made three tackles while helping aid a defense that held Briar Cliff to seven points and 264 total yards.

On the season, Roby has recorded 27 tackles, six pass breakups, four interceptions and a forced fumble. On the national leaderboards, Roby ranks fifth in kickoff return yards per attempt (30.4) and sixth in punt return yards per attempt (11.7).

Roby and the 25th-ranked Bulldogs (6-3, 5-2 GPAC) will host No. 3 Morningside (10-0, 7-0 GPAC) at 1 p.m. CT on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams. Concordia owns a four-game win streak.

GPAC players of the week in 2017
Nov. 6 – Tarence Roby
Oct. 30 – Lane Napier
Oct. 16 – Ryan Durdon / *D’Mauria Martin
Sept. 11 – Tarence Roby
*National Defensive Player of the Week

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