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Nebraska Wesleyan senior linebacker Brett Kaczor has been named this week's GPAC/Hauff Sports Football Defensive Player-of-the-Week for games played on September 29.
Kaczor, a senior from Ewing, Neb., was a defensive force for the Prairie Wolves in the thrilling home overtime 33-27 setback to Northwestern College last Saturday at Abel Stadium.
He was all over the field for NWU as he recorded 12 total tackles, with 3.0 tackles-for-loss, an interception, a forced fumble and a quarterback sack. His forced fumble was recovered by an Cody Eiler and returned for a touchdown in the third quarter. His quarterback sack came in the final seconds as Northwestern was driving and forced the game into overtime.
Kaczor was a big part of the NWU defense that held the 15th-ranked Red Raiders over 100 yards under their season rushing average.
On the season, Kaczor now ranks second in the GPAC and eighth in all the NAIA in total tackles with 57, averaging 11.4 stops per game. He has recorded over 10 tackles in each of the first five games.
He now has 216 career tackles to rank 10th all-time at Nebraska Wesleyan. This is the second time in Kaczor's career that he has earned GPAC Player of the Week recognition as he also garnered the honor in 2011.
NWU has their bye week this Saturday and will be next in action on Oct. 13 when they travel to Sioux Center, Iowa to take on Dordt College.