Senior linebacker Mark Niles named OAC Defensive Player of the Week

Senior linebacker Mark Niles named OAC Defensive Player of the Week

By Tim Glon

ADA — Ohio Northern senior linebacker Mark Niles (Miramar, Fla.) has been named the Ohio Athletic Conference Football Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in Ohio Northern's 45-35 victory over Otterbein.

Niles tied a career-high with 15 tackles, had two sacks, three TFL and a pass broken up in the contest.

Through four games this season, Niles leads the OAC with 47 tackles and four sacks and is second in the league with 6 TFL.

This marks the second time this season that an Ohio Northern player was named OAC Player of the Week, as sophomore Austin Eick (Rossford) was named Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 16.

The Polar Bears will return to action on Saturday with a 1:30 pm contest against Marietta at Dial-Roberson Stadium.