Campbell, Palmer and Majka named OUA football players of the week

Campbell, Palmer and Majka named OUA football players of the week
HAMILTON, Ont. – The following student-athletes have been named OUA Football Players of the Week for the period ending September 22, 2013.

OFFENCE: Dillon Campbell, Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks, Running back

Golden Hawks running back Dillon Campbell (Whitby, Ont.) was once again Wilfrid Laurier’s top offensive performer this past weekend. The third-year kinesiology and physical education major rushed for 155 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries in the Hawks 45-24 loss to No. 2 Western. The highlight of Campbell’s day was a 100-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, which set the mark as the second longest rush from scrimmage in Laurier history. His performance pushed him into top spot in the OUA for rushing yards and third in the CIS with 538.

DEFENCE: Taylor Palmer, Guelph Gryphons, Defensive Back

Taylor Palmer made a huge impact on No. 6 Guelph’s nationally televised tilt with No. 9 McMaster on Saturday. The fourth-year DB made two game-changing interceptions to lift the Gryphons to a 24-22 victory over the Marauders in front of 12,000 Homecoming fans at Alumni Stadium Saturday. Palmer sparked a Guelph rally with a crucial interception that put Guelph on McMaster’s 9-yard line, which lead to a touchdown. Minutes later, Palmer made another interception bringing the Gryphon offence back out on the field, leading to another score to give the Gryphons a 24-13 lead.  The 6-foot-2 speedster finished with five solo tackles, one assisted tackle and two interceptions.

SPECIAL TEAMS: Thomas Majka, Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks, Cover

Cover man Thomas Majka of Mississauga, Ont., was a force on special teams for the Hawks against Western this weekend. The second year arts major recorded 3.5 of his 10.5 total tackles in the game on punt and kick coverage. Those numbers helped bump him up to fifth in the conference in total tackles this season with 33.

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