CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. – Nebraska Wesleyan University senior Preston Franzen has been awarded the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) Football Special Teams Player-of-the-Week honor for games played September 17.
Franzen blocked Wartburg’s opening drive field goal, then recovered the ball and returned the ball 76 yards to set up a NWU touchdown. The play helped the Prairie Wolves jump out to a 20-0 lead against Wartburg College in the first Iowa Conference game for Nebraska Wesleyan. The Gothenburg graduate also added 12 tackles and 1 TFL as a starting linebacker for the Prairie Wolves. Franzen is currently ranked 4th in the IIAC in tackles, averaging 11.7 per game. He has led the Prairie Wolves in tackles in each of the first three games. Nebraska Wesleyan is off to a 1-2 start to the 2016 season and will host Coe College on Saturday for Homecoming. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m., at Abel Stadium.