SEWARD, Neb. – Concordia football senior Clint Gardels has been named the Hauff Mid America Sports/ GPAC Defensive Player of the week announced by the league office on Monday. This is the first weekly honor for Gardels.
The Wilcox, Neb., native amassed a season-high seven tackles in the season finale against Briar Cliff Saturday. Four of those tackles were for loss of 10 total yards. The senior also registered 1.5 sacs on the day. The defensive lineman added a fumble recovery and a 70 yard touchdown to his line for the game.
On the season, Gardels has put up 32 total tackles, making at least one in every game, and six tackles for a loss of 24 total yards. He has also recovered three fumbles this year.
Gardels is a solid part of the Bulldogs’ defense that ranks sixth in total defense per game and in pass defense per game and ranks 15th in scoring defense per game in the country.
The Concordia football team ended the season 6-4, 5-4 GPAC after defeating Briar Cliff University on Saturday, Nov. 14, 48-0. The Bulldogs will graduate 18 seniors this year.