Nebraska Wesleyan defensive back Seth Wardyn has been named this week’s GPAC/Hauff Sports Football Defensive Player-of-the-Week for games played on October 13.
Wardyn, a sophomore safety from Grand Island, Neb., was a defensive stopper in the secondary for the Prairie Wolves this past Saturday in their 27-7 win at Dordt College. On the Defenders first offensive possession, Wardyn intercepted a pass and returned it 65 yards for a touchdown to put the Prairie Wolves up 7-0. In the game, Wardyn also had one pass breakup and 11 solo tackles to lead the NWU defense.
Wardyn was key to the Prairie Wolves defense holding Dordt to just 119 total yards, one week after they put up 691 total yards of offense.
On the season, Wardyn is third on the team with 41 total tackles. He had three pass breakups and two fumble recoveries. This is the second time in his career that Wardyn has returned an interception for a touchdown, last season returning a pick 47 yards for a TD at Northwestern.
NWU will bring their momentum from this past week’s victory into this Saturday’s homecoming game against conference rival. The Prairie Wolves will host the Bulldogs at Abel Stadium with a 1 pm kickoff. NWU is 2-4 on the season, while Concordia is 4-3.