Koehlmoos, Napier honored with GPAC weekly awards

By Jacob Knabel on Oct. 18, 2021 in Football

GPAC Release

SEWARD, Neb. – For the third week in a row, the Concordia University Football team has raked in recognition from the conference. On Monday (Oct. 18), the league honored receiver/punter Korrell Koehlmoos as the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Special Teams Player of the Week and linebacker Lane Napier as the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Defensive Player of the Week. Also during the month of October, Caydren Cox (Oct. 11) and DJ McGarvie (Oct. 4) garnered GPAC weekly awards.

Koehlmoos, a native of Pilger, Neb., was lauded for his efforts as a punter in last week’s 38-7 win at Mount Marty. Koehlmoos punted five times for an average of 43.4 yards per punt and landed two punts inside the opponent’s 20. Koehlmoos also returned a kick for 24 yards and caught three passes for 19 yards. He had a touchdown reception called back by a penalty. On the season, Koehlmoos has punted 35 times for an average of 35.9 yards per attempt. As a receiver, he’s caught 28 passes for 365 yards and four touchdowns this season.

The honors have piled up during Napier’s career. The native of David City, Neb., has earned four GPAC Player of the Week awards as a Bulldog. In the win over Jamestown, Napier compiled 20 tackles, one stop for loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. The performance marked the fifth time that Napier has reached 20 tackles in a single game. A Second Team All-American in 2020, Napier currently leads all NAIA players with 94 tackles in 2021. At 495 career tackles, Napier is on the cusp of becoming the first GPAC player ever to reach 500 tackles. He is a four-time First Team All-GPAC honoree.

The Bulldogs (4-3, 4-3 GPAC) will be back at home on Saturday to host Midland (4-3, 4-2 GPAC) with kickoff set for 1 p.m. CT in Seward.