Courtesy of Lakeland University
PLYMOUTH, Wis. -- An outstanding all-around performance has netted Lakeland University football player Diante Moses (Jr.-Houston, Texas) a spot on the D3football.com Team of the Week. He was named to the website's weekly list which honors top players nationally across NCAA Division III at each position from the previous week.
Moses impacted the game in virtually every area on defense and even on special teams in the Muskies' 57-21 win over Benedictine University Saturday afternoon, resulting in him also receiving the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference weekly defensive award for the second time in his career and the second time in four weeks.
The 5-foot-6, 155-pound defensive back finished with nine tackles (eight solo), including two tackles for loss, one sack, an interception, a forced fumble and two quarterback hurries. He returned the interception 34 yards down to the Eagles' 2-yard line, putting Lakeland in position to score two plays later, and his forced fumble was recovered by Mason Ross (Sr.-Pulaski, Wis.) to halt another Benedictine drive late in the third quarter.
Moses led a defensive effort that held a good Eagles offense to just 14 points and 316 total yards. He also added the first points of the game on special teams when he recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for a touchdown early in the first quarter.
Moses leads the Muskies with 53 tackles (30 solo, 23 assisted) and also has 8.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, three pass breakups, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and an interception this season. He leads the NACC in total tackles and ranks third in tackles for loss, fourth in total tackles per game (8.8), tied for sixth in sacks and tied for eighth in passes broken up.
Lakeland returns to the gridiron Saturday when it travels to face Wisconsin Lutheran College in another conference game at 1 p.m. in Milwaukee.