Dubois And Silus Earn MIAC Player of the Week Honors
MOORHEAD, Minn. (9/13/21)---Concordia had a pair of players earn MIAC Player of the Week honors following their 55-14 win over Presentation on Saturday.
Senior quarterback Tanner Dubois (Fargo, Minn.) was named the MIAC Offensive Player of the Week, while freshman kicker/punter Damien Silus (Glencoe, Minn.) earned Special Teams Player of the Week honors.
Dubois had a record-setting performance on Saturday as he broke the program records for pass completions and completion percentage in a single game. He also tied the school record for attempts in a game. Dubois went 36-for-45 for 319 yards and four touchdowns against the Saints. The 36 completions broke the old school record of 30 set by Ethan Pole in 1997. The 80.0% completion rate is the highest by any CC QB with more than 15 passes in a game. The old record was 77.8% set by Pole and Kyle Odermann. The 45 passes attempted tied the mark of Jeff Hertel set against St. Thomas on Sept. 16, 2000.
Dubois has now thrown for over 300 yards in back-to-back games which is also a program first.
Dubois currently leads the MIAC in passes completed (63) and is second in passing yards per game (352.2). He is also seventh in all of Division III in total passing yards.
Silus has been the top first-year performer for the Cobbers in the opening two games of the year. He doubles as the team's kicker and punter – and has excelled in both areas.
Silus averaged 47.7 yards per punt for his three punts against Presentation – and had all three punts end up inside the 20-yard line. His top punt of the day was a 56-yard high-arching spiral that stopped dead on the 1-foot line. In addition to his punting prowess, Silus made seven extra points on the day and had four kickoffs finish as touchbacks.
Silus is averaging 41.4 yards per punt this season which is second best in the MIAC and in the Top 10 in the nation. He also leads the conference in touchbacks on kickoffs. He has hammered seven kicks that haven't been returned this year.