WALESKA, Ga. - For the first time in the history of the program, Reinhardt's football team has earned Player of the Week honors from the NAIA as Ryan Thompson has been named NAIA Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Eagles to a 55-27 win over No. 10 Faulkner.
"We're really happy for Ryan to receive this award, but what can't get lost in it is that it's also recognition for the rest of the team as well," said RU head coach Drew Cronic. "Ryan completed 20 passes, but he can't do that without an offensive line blocking for him, or without receivers getting open, or without running backs making catches out of the backfield. He also can't do any of that if the defense can't get us back the ball or if we make some sort of mistake on special teams. But Ryan still made the big throws and had some big runs, and he's very deserving of this award."