Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Thunder Football wide receiver Roderick Washington was named Offensive Athlete of the Week and defensive end Jhanviey Nichols was named Defensive Athlete of the Week in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference Eastern Division for games played on Saturday, October 19, 2019.
In his final game wearing the Thunder football uniform, Roderick Washington had nine receptions for 158 yards and three touchdowns plus three two-point conversion catches in the Thunder’s heartbreaking, last-minute 41-36 loss to Minnesota West Technical & Community College on Saturday afternoon at Egerdahl Field in Proctor. Washington, a 6’6” sophomore from Del Valle High School in Austin, Texas, accounted for 24 of the 36 Thunder points in their season finale.
Defensive end Jhanviey Nichols led the Thunder defense with 2.5 sacks and one additional tackle for loss, posting five total tackles in the game as a pass rushing specialist. Nichols is a freshman from Broadmoore High School in Baton Rouge, Louisana. Nichols is currently leading all NJCAA Football teams in the nation with 15.5 total sacks, according to NJCAA statistics.
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.

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