CWU's Ryan Dyer Co-Defensive Player of WeekPosted: Updated:
ELLENSBURG, Wash. - Central Washington University junior Ryan Dyer (University Place/Life Christian Academy) has been named the co-Defensive Player of the Week for the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, the conference office announced Monday. He shares this week's honor with Matt Cox of Western Oregon.
Dyer, a defensive end, registered four quarterback sacks, a forced fumble, and a career- and team-high seven tackles in the Wildcats' 48-10 victory over visiting Humboldt State University on Saturday at Tomlinson Stadium. In addition to his efforts on the defensive line, Dyer has also been played as a blocking back on offense and as a part of Central's special teams squad.
For the season, Dyer currently leads the GNAC with 5 1/2 quarterback sacks. He is the first Wildcat defensive player to earn GNAC Player of the Week honors this season, joining offense standouts Jared Bronson (Kent/Thomas Jefferson HS), Mike Reilly (Kalispell, Mont./Flathead HS), Johnny Spevak (Edgewood/Puyallup HS) and special teams performers Courtney Smith (Stockton, Calif./East Union HS) and Garrett Rolsma (University Place/Curtis HS) to have received top player accolades.
Central Washington, 4-0 overall and 3-0 in GNAC play, steps out of conference action this week with its first-ever meeting with perennial NCAA Division I-Football Championship Subdivision power Montana on Saturday (Sept. 27) at 1:05 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time (12:05 p.m. PDT). The Wildcats were ranked eighth in the NCAA Division II last week, while Montana was ranked fourth in NCAA Division I-FCS.