Northwest Missouri State University senior defensive back Jerrell Green has been named the MIAA’s football defensive player of the week presented by Mammoth Turf. It marks the third straight week that the Bearcat football team has had a player take one of the league’s weekly honors.
Green (Sun City, Arizona/Phoenix College) recorded two of Northwest’s six interceptions and returned one for a touchdown in a 66-34 victory over the Lions.
Green’s first interception came with 1:49 left in the first half. Green picked off Missouri Southern’s Jacob Park and returned it 11 yards for a touchdown to give Northwest a 38-14 lead.
His second pick came on MSSU’s next possession with 53 seconds left in the half. Greens interception came at the Northwest 9-yard line and thwarted a MSSU red-zone scoring attempt.
Green and the Bearcats play at home Saturday in their Family Weekend matchup against Central Oklahoma. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. at Bearcat Stadium.
Northwest’s MIAA Players of Week – 2019
Sam Phillips, LB – Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 9)
Braden Wright, QB – Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 16)
Jerrell Green, DB – Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 23)