Record-breaking McGarvie earns GPAC Offensive Player of the Week accolades

By Jacob Knabel on Nov. 6, 2023 in Football

GPAC Release

SEWARD, Neb. – A record-breaking day for DJ McGarvie led to the junior quarterback being named the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Offensive Player of the Week, as announced by the conference on Monday (Nov. 6). McGarvie has earned this award for the third time in his career having also garnered GPAC weekly honors once in 2021 and 2022. McGarvie is the second Concordia University Football player to be recognized this season. Will Potratz was named GPAC Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 16.

A native of Valparaiso, Neb., McGarvie led the Bulldogs to a 55-26 senior day win over Doane in what amounted to the rivalry’s most lopsided affair since 1996. McGarvie completed 26-of-45 passes for 364 yards and four touchdowns. His scoring tosses each went to different receivers: Austin Jablonski, Carsen Arline, Luke Lang and Max Bartels. McGarvie also ran for a score as part of one of the most prolific performances of his career. McGarvie has thrown for at least 300 yards seven times in his three seasons at Concordia.

In conjunction with the win, the Lincoln North Star High School product set new program standards for career touchdown passes (52) and career passing yards (6,514) while rising above the likes of past stars Jarrod Pimentel and Von Thomas. On the season, McGarvie has thrown for 2,477 yards and 15 touchdowns while completing 57.3 percent of his passes. He lead the GPAC with an average of 275.2 passing yards per game.

McGarvie and the Bulldogs (4-5, 4-5 GPAC) will finish their season this Saturday with a trip to Mount Marty (3-7, 2-7 GPAC). Kickoff in Yankton, S.D., is set for 1 p.m. CT.