DOVER, Del. - After helping the Wesley College Football team to a crucial 24-17 victory over No. 21 Rowan University on Saturday, linebacker Ben Robinson was named New Jersey Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week and kickoff specialist Aaron Nelson was named Special Teams Player of the Week.
Robinson becomes the third different Wolverine to earn NJAC Defensive Player of the Week honors after helping Wesley remain tied for first-place in the conference with a key 24-17 NJAC road win at Rowan. In Wesley's fourth straight victory, he tallied a team-high 12 tackles, including nine solo stops. He also notched 3.5 tackles for a loss, an interception, and a pass defended to help his squad remain tied for the conference lead. Robinson currently ranks 12th in the NJAC in total tackles for a loss (8.0).
Nelson becomes the second different Wolverine to earn NJAC Special Teams Player of the Week honors after playing a key role in Wesley's 24-17 NJAC road win at Rowan. Kicking in extreme wind conditions on a day in which field position was key, he kicked off four times, pinning Rowan deep in its own territory after each kickoff. He finished the game by averaging 62.5 yards per kickoff with one touchback. Nelson is a key cog in the Wesley kickoff coverage unit which currently ranks fourth in the NJAC in team kickoff coverage (39.5).
Robinson, Nelson, and the Wolverines will return to Drass Field on October 29 when they play host to Montclair State in another NJAC tilt.