SEWARD, Neb. – The most productive day of DJ McGarvie’s young college career has led to him being named the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Offensive Player of the Week, as announced by the conference on Monday (Oct. 4). McGarvie is the first member of the Concordia University Football team to be honored by the GPAC this season and the program’s first GPAC Offensive Player of the Week since Jonah Weyand earned conference and NAIA national weekly awards in September of last year.
A true freshman from Valparaiso, Neb., DJ McGarvie has been given the keys to the Concordia offense. In last week’s 34-0 homecoming win over Dakota Wesleyan, McGarvie totaled five touchdowns (three passing / two rushing) and 309 yards of offense (210 passing / 99 rushing) while completing 14-of-19 passes in a starring performance. The Lincoln North Star product threw touchdown passes of 33 yards to Garrett Schardt, 13 yards to Luke Lang and 22 yards to Art Anderson. He also ran for scores from 28 and three yards out. McGarvie became the first Bulldog quarterback to total five or more touchdowns in a single game since Von Thomas in 2014.
Said Head Coach Patrick Daberkow following the win, “DJ is not easily flustered and I think that’s what makes him a great quarterback. He’ll sit in the pocket and deliver strikes – and he’s dangerous with his legs. He can really hurt you when he gets loose. I was very pleased to see how he played.”
On the season, McGarvie has completed 49-of-96 (.510) passes for 602 yards and 10 touchdown passes to go against four interceptions. He’s now produced 701 total yards and 12 total touchdowns this fall.
Up next, the Bulldogs (2-3, 2-3 GPAC) will play at Jamestown (2-2, 2-3 GPAC) at 1 p.m. CT on Saturday. Concordia will be seeking its first road win of the season.