Wildcat Linebacker Joynt Earns NSIC Defensive Player Of The Week Following Career-High 14 Tackle Performance

Wildcat Linebacker Joynt Earns NSIC Defensive Player Of The Week Following Career-High 14 Tackle Performance
Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics

WAYNE – After the Wayne State College football team dominated their homecoming/Hall of Fame Game over the weekend, an individual was tabbed with a player of the week honor.

According to a release from the league office in Burnsville, Minnesota, sophomore linebacker Nick Joynt earned the NSIC Defensive Player of the Week Monday afternoon.

WSC topped Minnesota Crookston 30-7 Saturday afternoon as the Garner, Iowa native recorded a career-beset 14 tackles with one sack (five yards) and two tackles for loss (17 yards). Joynt added a safety and fumble recovery in leading the Wildcat defense.

The 6-1, 200-pounder also tallied 10 solo tackles and made a 12-yard tackle for loss on a safety after tackling the Golden Eagle punter in the end zone.

The Wayne State College football team is now 2-3 on the season (1-3 South) and will next visit #23 Minnesota Duluth (previously #12) Saturday at 1 p.m. Join Voice of the Wildcats, Aaron Scheffler on Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9 and online at waynedailynews.com. Pregame coverage on the Wildcat Sports Network is set for 12:30 p.m.

Senior wideout Shane Zylstra of Minnesota State-Mankato earned the NSIC Offensive Player of the Week while junior Isaiah Hall of Winona State University was tabbed as the NSIC Special Teams Player of the Week.

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