SEWARD, Neb. – After filling the stat sheet in Concordia’s come-from-behind 41-38 overtime win at Midland, junior Trey Barnes has garnered the first GPAC weekly award of his career. On Monday the conference recognized the Seward High School product as the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Defensive Player of the Week. Barnes is the first Bulldog to receive the honor since Tait Sibbel on Nov. 10, 2014.
Barnes has been a key member of a Concordia defense that currently ranks among the nation’s best – third in total yards (247.7) and 12th in scoring (17.2). In last week’s victory, Barnes recorded 11 tackles (2.5 for loss), two sacks, one forced fumble and one pass breakup. The Seward native leads the Bulldogs with five sacks on the year (second most among GPAC players). He also ranks third on the team with 41 tackles.
A former running back and linebacker, Barnes has 575 rushing yards and seven touchdowns during his Bulldog career. He also has 61 career tackles in his 25 collegiate games since 2013.
Barnes and the 23rd-ranked Bulldogs (5-1, 4-1 GPAC) welcome No. 6 Doane (6-0, 5-0 GPAC) on Saturday. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. from Bulldog Stadium.