Aurora's Maxwell, Rockford's Bashford and Benedictine's Mateus Capture Final Weekly NACC Football Honors

Aurora's Jacolby Maxwell (offense), Rockford's Jallen Bashford (defense) and Benedictine's Tanner Mateus (special teams) have been named NACC Football Student-Athletes of the Week for games played Nov. 16, 2019.
Aurora's Jacolby Maxwell (offense), Rockford's Jallen Bashford (defense) and Benedictine's Tanner Mateus (special teams) have been named NACC Football Student-Athletes of the Week for games played Nov. 16, 2019.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (naccsports.org) --- Aurora University's Jacolby Maxwell (offense), Rockford University's Jallen Bashford (defense) and Benedictine University's Tanner Mateus (special teams) have been named Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) Football Student-Athletes of the Week for games played Nov. 16, 2019, as selected by the league's sports information directors.


NACC Football Offensive Player of the Week

Jacolby Maxwell, Aurora University

Maxwell, a senior wide receiver from Romeoville, Illinois, helped Aurora seal the outright NACC title with an impressive individual performance in the Spartans' 70-14 victory at Lakeland. He had nine catches for 151 yards and four touchdowns. The four scores tie his own AU single-game record, while his 21 touchdown catches this season lead all of NCAA Division III. 

This is Maxwell's second NACC Football Student-Athlete of the Week honor this season.


NACC Football Defensive Player of the Week

Jallen Bashford, Rockford University

Bashford, a junior linebacker from Fairbury, Illinois, tied his own Rockford University single-game record with 19 tackles, including two solo stops and a tackle for loss. Bashford finished the regular season with 149 tackles to lead all NCAA Division III football players and break both the NACC and Rockford single-season tackles marks.


NACC Football Special Teams Player of the Week

Tanner Mateus, Benedictine University

Mateus, a freshman punter/placekicker from Belvidere, Illinois, kicked a 24-yard field goal and booted five extra points in a 44-0 season-ending win over Concordia Chicago. He also punted once for 42 yards.

This is Mateus' third NACC Football Student-Athlete of the Week honor this season.

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NACC Football Student-Athletes of the Week

Games Played Offense Defense Special Teams
Sept. 5-7 Gavin Zimbelman, Aurora Jalaan Owens, Benedictine Tanner Kuhne, Eureka
Sept. 14 Jacolby Maxwell, Aurora Dwayne Rackard III, CUW Tanner Kuhne, Eureka
Sept. 21 Drew Barth, Eureka Mykael Ignaszak, WLC Gabe Christenson, CUW
Sept. 28 Dezmon Eddie, Lakeland Sam Bartlett, Lakeland Andrew Colley, Lakeland
Oct. 5 Lance Moise, CUC Mykael Ignaszak, WLC Tanner Mateus, Benedictine
Oct. 12 Gavin Zimbelman, Aurora McNemon Vincent, Lakeland Tanner Kuhne, Eureka
Oct. 19 Dezmon Eddie, Lakeland Josiah McDermit, CUW Kyle Ericsson, Lakeland
Oct. 26 Gavin Zimbelman, Aurora Troy Stewart, CUW Tanner Mateus, Benedictine
Nov. 2 James Douglas III, Eureka Tony Orlando, WLC Jake Buhler, WLC
Nov. 9 Gavin Zimbelman, Aurora Scottie Bobeck, Benedictine Gerardo Zamudio, Rockford
Nov. 16 Jacolby Maxwell, Aurora Jallen Bashford, Rockford Tanner Mateus, Benedictine

Last Week's Results

Date Away Home Notes Status Links
Sat., Nov. 16 Eureka * 38 Rockford 28 Final
  Concordia Chicago * 0 Benedictine 44 Final
  Concordia Wisconsin * 28 Wisconsin Lutheran 21 Final
  Aurora * 70 Lakeland 14 Final
* Conference


NCAA Division III Football Championship

Date Away Home Notes Status Links
Sat., Nov. 23 Aurora % 47 Saint John's (Minn.) 51 NCAA First Round Final
% Post season


2019 NACC Football Standings

    Conference Overall
GP W-L PCT PF PA GP W-L PCT PF PA L10 STRK
Aurora* # 7 7-0 1.000 364 129 11 9-2 0.818 541 276 8-2 Lost 1
Benedictine 7 6-1 0.857 222 104 10 7-3 0.700 268 192 7-3 Won 2
Eureka 7 4-3 0.571 221 211 10 6-4 0.600 345 319 6-4 Won 3
Concordia Chicago 7 3-4 0.429 150 243 10 5-5 0.500 241 315 5-5 Lost 1
Concordia Wisconsin 7 3-4 0.429 131 182 10 5-5 0.500 216 210 5-5 Won 1
Lakeland 7 3-4 0.429 274 212 10 4-6 0.400 364 318 4-6 Lost 3
Wisconsin Lutheran 7 2-5 0.286 101 209 10 2-8 0.200 159 302 2-8 Lost 2
Rockford 7 0-7 0.000 141 314 10 1-9 0.100 212 424 1-9 Lost 9

*-NACC champion
#- Automatic Qualifier to NCAA Championship

Glossary
GP: Games Played
W-L: Win-Loss Record
PCT: Winning Percentage
PF: Points For
PA: Points Against
L10: Last 10 games
STRK: Current Streak

Standings are updated with the completion of each game.