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Thunder Football Stars Boyd and Roddy Earn Player of the Week Honors

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Thunder Football quarterback Anthony Boyd was named Offensive Athlete of the Week and defensive tackle Rashaad Roddy was named Defensive Athlete of the Week in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference Eastern Division for games played on Saturday, October 5, 2019.

In his return to playing quarterback after missing four games with a shoulder injury, Anthony Boyd posted the highest output of any MCAC quarterback this season, throwing for 458 total yards and connecting with multiple receivers on four passing touchdowns in the Thunder’s 36-27 road loss at Rochester Technical & Community College. Boyd also ran for 99 yards with a long rush of 30 yards to lead the Thunder in racking up 624 total yards on offense. The MCAC nominated Boyd for NJCAA National Player of the Week for his outstanding performance. Anthony is a first-year player from Pine Forest High School in Pensacola, FL.

Defensive tackle Rashaad Roddy led the Thunder defense with four sacks for a total of 32 yards behind the line of scrimmage, plus a forced fumble and a pass break-up, and finished with nine total tackles in the Thunder’s loss. Roddy is currently ranked third in the nation with ten total sacks and is ranked first in tackles for a loss, according to NJCAA statistics. Rashaad is a second-year player from Mt. Healthy High School in Cincinnati, OH.

The Thunder Football team is currently 3-4 on the season. The Thunder travel to Mountain Iron, MN, this weekend for another MCAC Eastern Division game vs. undefeated and top-ranked Mesabi Range Technical and Community College in a game set for 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 12.

The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association. The football conference includes 11 teams which are divided geographically into Eastern and Western Divisions.

Adidas, the United States Marine Corps, and Nicklasson Athletic Company sponsor the Minnesota College Athletic Conference Athlete-of-the-Week awards, and proudly honor student-athletes for their individual performances each week on behalf of their teams.

More information about the conference is available from the league’s website located here.