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NJCAA Football Players of the Week - Sept. 24-30
 October 3, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Nick Marshall (Garden City CC, Kan.), Damarious Randall (Mesa CC, Ariz.) and Michael Thompson (NE Oklahoma A&M) have been named NJCAA Football Players of the Week for games Sept. 24 through Sept. 30.

Offensive honors were awarded to Marshall, while Randall was targeted as the Defensive Player of the Week. Thompson was pegged as the Special Teams Player of the Week.


Nick Marshall – Garden City Community College, Kan.
Quarterback – Pineview, Ga. – Wilcox County High School

Compiling over 600 yards of total offense, Marshall directed the Broncbusters to a 42-13 drubbing of Fort Scott CC (Kan.) last week. The sophomore completed 17-of-26 passes for 366 yards and three touchdowns. On the ground, Marshall carried the ball 20 times for 241 yards and two more touchdowns. No. 19 Garden City and Marshall have a chance to put the country on notice Saturday when they head to No. 2 Butler CC (Kan.).


Damarious Randall – Mesa Community College, Ariz.
Cornerback – Pensacola, Fla. – Pensacola High School

En route to a 43-0 shutout of Pima CC (Ariz.), Randall showcased his play-making abilities for the Thunderbirds. Blanketing receivers throughout the game, the sophomore intercepted three passes and broke up two more. Randall added six tackles – five solo – to the effort. Saturday, Randall and the Thunderbirds clash with Scottsdale CC (Ariz.) in a Maricopa County battle.


Michael Thompson – Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College
Kick-Returner – Bartlesville, Okla. – Bartlesville High School

Thompson joined high school teammate Garrett Powell as the second Norseman to be named Special Teams Player of the Week this season. Despite suffering a disappointing 65-59 double-overtime loss to Tyler JC (Texas), Thompson returned two kickoffs 95 yards for touchdowns. The sophomore finished with 252 yards off kickoffs, averaging 50.4 yards per return. No. 13 Northeastern Oklahoma A&M and Thompson will try to right the ship Saturday when they travel to Trinity Valley CC (Texas).


Football Players of the Week (Aug. 27 – Sept. 2)
Offense: Deon Long (WR) – Iowa Western CC
Defense: Tiquention Coleman (S) – Georgia Military College
Special Teams: LeDarious Clark (KR) – East Mississippi Community College 

Football Players of the Week (Sept. 3-9)
Offense: Terrell Lane (RB) – Hutchinson CC, Kan.
Defense: Deryck Gildon (LB) – Itawamba CC, Miss.
Special Teams: Tyreek Hill (KR) – Garden City CC, Kan. 

Football Players of the Week (Sept. 10-16)
Offense: Breon Allen (RB) – Snow College, Utah
Defense: Dorian Polk (CB) – Erie CC, N.Y.
Special Teams: Garrett Powell (P) – NE Oklahoma A&M 

Football Players of the Week (Sept. 17-23)
Offense: Tanner McEvoy (QB) – Arizona Western College
Defense: Marc Mauro (FS) – Nassau CC, N.Y.
Special Teams: Chase Carpenter (K) – Northwest Mississippi CC 

Football Players of the Week (Sept. 24-30)
Offense: Nick Marshall (QB) – Garden City CC, Kan.
Defense: Damarious Randall (CB) – Mesa CC, Ariz.
Special Teams: Michael Thompson (KR) – NE Oklahoma A&M


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