Two UWA players earn Player of the Week honorsBy Staff Reports Published 10:14am Monday, October 29, 2012
West Alabama defensive end Ridge Wilson and punter Jordan Ikner are the Gulf South Conference Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played Oct. 26-28.
Wilson earns his first-ever award and is the third different UWA defender to win player of the week honors this season. The senior spearheaded the Tigers’ defense in a 37-7 win at Delta State, clinching at least a share of the GSC Title. The Louisville, Ky., native led the Tigers with 11 total tackles, seven solo stops, while also racking up 2.5 tackles for a loss of 12 yards and one sack for six yards.
This is the second special teams player of the week award for Ikner this season after leading UWA’s special teams against Delta State. The Alabaster, Ala., native punted four times for 185 yards and a 46.2 average. The redshirt freshman also dropped two punts inside DSU’s 20-yard line and he boomed a long punt of 57 yards.
The Tigers, 7-2 overall and 4-0 in the GSC, venture out of conference this week by traveling to Abilene Christian (5-4). Kickoff is set for noon.