Rolsma Tabbed NCC Special Teams Player of the WeekPosted: Updated:
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Central Washington University sophomore Garrett Rolsma (University Place, Wash./Curtis HS) has been named the Special Teams Player of the Week for football in the North Central Conference, as announced by the NCC office on Monday.
Rolsma, the Wildcats' kicker and punter, became the first Central player in nearly 16 years to make three field goals in the same game as he connected on three-pointers of 21, 28, and 45 yards in the Wildcats' 43-21 win over visiting Minnesota Duluth on Saturday. Rolsma's 28-yard field goal was kicked as time expired in the first half, and his 45-yard kick was a career-long. He also made all four of his extra-point kick attempts, extending his streak of consecutive makes to 13.
In addition to his kick scoring, Rolsma also averaged 61.1 yards per kickoff (eight kickoffs), including three touchbacks. He also handled punting duties for the third straight game, averaging 33.7 yards per punt on three kicks.
Rolsma is just the second Central Washington player to earn NCC Special Teams Player of the Week honors in the Wildcats' two seasons in the conference. Former Wildcat punter Coby Sadler earned the award last season.
Central Washington, 2-1 overall and 1-1 in North Central Conference play, makes its first-ever trip to Saint Cloud, Minn., this Saturday (Sept. 29) to take on the Saint Cloud State Huskies in a 6 p.m. CDT (4 p.m. PDT) kickoff. It will mark just the Wildcats' second-ever game in the state of Minnesota.