SEWARD, Neb. – Make it five-straight wins and five-straight game weeks with a GPAC Player of the Week for the Concordia University Football program. On Monday (Nov. 8), the conference recognized senior linebacker Jorge Ochoa as the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Defensive Player of the Week courtesy of his performance in last week’s win over Doane. During the win streak, the Bulldogs have totaled six GPAC Player of the Week awards.
Concordia has reeled in the GPAC Defensive Player of the Week honor following each of its past four wins. Ochoa follows Caydren Cox (Oct. 11), Lane Napier (Oct. 18) and Peyton Mitchell (Oct. 25). A native of Beaumont, Texas, Ochoa made the game’s most significant play last week when he intercepted a pass and took it 23 yards for a fourth quarter touchdown, lifting the Bulldogs to the 20-13 victory over Doane. Ochoa also collected nine tackles, including one for loss, broke up a pass and was credited for a quarterback hurry. The Concordia defense limited Doane to 264 total yards and created three takeaways. On the season, Ochoa has totaled 39 tackles, four tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and an interception.
Ochoa and the Bulldogs (6-3) will go for their sixth-straight win on Saturday when they play at Hastings (2-7) in the season finale. Concordia has a chance to sweep its in-state opponents this season.
2021 GPAC Players of the Week
Oct. 4 – DJ McGarvie (Offensive)
Oct. 11 – Caydren Cox (Defensive)
Oct. 18 – Lane Napier (Defensive); Korrell Koehlmoos (Special Teams)
Oct. 25 – Peyton Mitchell (Defensive)
Nov. 8 – Jorge Ochoa (Defensive)