Each of the honorees are listed here with their achievements and their school, position, height, weight, class and hometown.
Matt Evans, New Hampshire, Linebacker, 6-0, 219, So., Hanover, MA
Evans turned in a double-digit tackle effort in New Hampshire's 27-21 win over Massachusetts at Gillette Stadium Saturday. The junior logged 13 tackles, seven being solo stops, broke up a pass and forced two fumbles. Evans and New Hampshire's defense limited the league's rushing leader in Jonathan Hernandez to 89 yards, 20 less than his average entering the game. The Wildcats, thanks to its defense, also won the turnover battle forcing two while not committing any on offense.
Adam Broders, South Dakota, Linebacker, 6-2, 227, Sr., Bloomfield, NE
Linebacker Adam Broders had a game-high 14 tackles in a 27-24 win over UC Davis as the Coyotes remained unbeaten at home and in the Great West. Broders had 11 solo tackles and three assisted tackles, including two tackles for loss (6 yards). He had a key interception and return 66 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter, breaking a 17-17 tie. He also had another interception marking the first time in his collegiate career he has tallied two picks in a game.
Austin Minefee, Southern Utah, Runningback, 5-10, 200, Sr., Cedar City, UT
Runningback Austin Minefee did just darned near everything in SUU’s 35-28 win at Weber State. The senior scored three touchdowns (two rushing and one receiving), led the team in rushing with 88 yards, led the team in receiving with 86 yards and finished the game with a game-high 286 all-purpose yards, the team’s individual high this season by over 100 yards. The first touchdown came on a short pass from Brad Sorensen he took 25 yards, his second came on a 2-yard run and his final TD came from 1-yard out. In stats not considered for the offensive honor, he had a tackle on a WSU interception that resulted in a safety, which was a huge momentum-changer, as SUU was down 21-17 at the time. The Thunderbirds went on to score on back-to-back touchdowns following the play. He also had kickoff returns of 45, 40 and 27 yards, moving him back to 11th in the nation in KOR yards.
Jestin Love, Central Arkansas, Defensive Back, 6-0, 204, So., West Memphis, AR
In the Bears’ 38-24 road win over Lamar, Love returned an interception 31 yards for a touchdown with 2:07 to seal the game for Central Arkansas. The sophomore from West Memphis, Ark. (West Memphis H.S.), also recorded nine solo tackles, two pass breakups and a forced fumble in a strong defensive outing. The forced fumble occurred on the Cardinals’ series after Love’s interception for a touchdown, which allowed the Bears to run out the out the clock.
Brett Weiss, Georgetown, Kicker, 6-0, 170, Sr., Phoenix, MD
Weiss had the top scoring output for a Patriot League kicker this season by making 4-of-4 field goals and 4-of-4 extra point attempts in Georgetown’s 40-17 win over Colgate on Saturday. He was good on kicks of 29, 30, 21 and 37 yards as well as the four extra points to score a career-high 16 points overall. The four made field goals also marked a career high. In addition, Weiss made a pair of tackles to stop potential touchdowns on Colgate kickoff returns.