Three former area players named MAC Players of the Week

Three former area players named MAC Players of the Week
Three former area players named MAC Players of the Week

Three former high school football players from Northeast Ohio were named Mid-American Conference players of the week.  Jordan White, Matt Weller and Travis Freeman won the honor given out for week 3 of the college football season.  Here are the rest of the players honored.

East Division

Offensive Player of the Week:  Ohio QB Tyler Tettleton

Sophomore quarterback Tyler Tettleton (Norman, Okla.) threw for a career-high 285 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Bobcats to a convincing 44-7 victory over Marshall and improve to 3-0 on the year - its best start to a season since 1976. Tettleton finished the game, going 20-of-29 and also rushed for a touchdown and a season-best 53 yards.

Defensive Player of the Week:  Bowling Green LB Dwayne Woods

Junior linebacker Dwayne Woods (Cincinnati, Ohio) had a game-high 12 tackles and two tackles for loss in the Falcons' 28-27 loss to Wyoming.  Woods currently leads the Falcons with 22 tackles and five tackles for loss.

Special Teams Player of the Week:  Ohio K Matt Weller

Junior kicker Matt Weller (Twinsburg, Ohio) was a perfect 3-for-3 on field goals, connecting from 20, 21 and 34 yards and was 5-for-5 in PAT attempts in Ohio's 44-7 win over Marshall. Weller has not missed a PAT attempt this season. Weller tied former Bobcat Kevin Kerr (1999-02) for the all-time lead with 38 career field goals made. On kickoffs, Weller had an average of 56.2 with a pair of touchbacks.

West Division

Offensive Player of the Week:  Western Michigan WR Jordan White

Senior wide receiver Jordan White (Cleveland, Ohio) had his second double-digit reception day of the season, hauling in 13 catches for a season high 177 yards in Western Michigan's 44-14 win over Central Michigan.  White had a pair of touchdowns to go along with a career long 64-yard punt return.  White had a career best 241 all-purpose yards against Central Michigan.  With the effort, White moved into fourth on the all-time receptions list at Western Michigan with 195.  He also moved into third on the career list for 100-yard receiving games with his 13th.

Defensive Player of the Week:  Ball State LB Travis Freeman

Junior linebacker Travis Freeman (Cleveland, Ohio) led Ball State's defense with 12 tackles in the Cardinals 28-25 victory over Buffalo.  His 12 tackles was a season high for Freeman, who has led Ball State in tackles in two games this season (10 vs. Indiana).  Freeman, who has started 26 straight games and 26-of-27 in his career, leads Ball State with 29 tackles on the season.

Special Teams Player of the Week:  Western Michigan K John Potter

Senior placekicker John Potter (Grand Haven, Mich.) accounted for 14 points in a 44-14 win over Central Michigan with five extra points and a career-matching three field goals (33, 43, 43).  Potter moved into second on the Western Michigan's career list for points by a kicker (252) and into fourth on the career total points list.  Potter also extended his program record consecutive PATs made streak to 83 straight.  Potter had a season best nine kick offs with a season best four touch backs.