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Scheff earns NSIC honor

For the second time this season, Bemidji State University senior safety Brody Scheff has been named NSIC Defensive Player of the Week.

The award is the second of his career and marks the first time a BSU defensive player has earned the award twice in one season since 2005.

During Saturday's 19-14 victory over St. Cloud State Scheff matched his career-high in tackles with 19 (seven solo) and forced and recovered a fumble. The fumble by SCSU was at BSU's one yard line to end a St. Cloud State drive that had gone six plays for 48 yards. The play happened at the end of the first quarter when the Huskies were up 7-6.

The tackle total ties his own mark for second-most in the NSIC this season. Scheff posted 19 tackles in the 26-23 loss to then-No. 11 Minnesota Duluth Sept. 24. He has a team-best 90 tackles this season to rank fifth in the NSIC.

He is the first defensive player from BSU to earn the conference laurel twice in a season since Jeremiah Johnson earned the award Sept. 19 and Oct. 31, 2005.

This week's NSIC Offensive Player of the Week was Rayon Simmons from Winona State University and the NSIC Special Teams Player of the Week was Max Martin from Wayne State College.

The Beavers are 7-3 overall with a 6-3 NSIC record and sit in a two-way tie for fourth in the league standings. The Beavers close regular season play 1 p.m. Saturday with a game at Crookston.