Tony Sierra, Defiance College, Football (Defense)

Defiance College defensive back Tony Sierra (Warren, Mich./Cousino) anchored the Yellow Jackets’ defense in a 43-7 win over Earlham College and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Football Player of the Week on defense. 

The senior had a strip and recovery followed by a 41-yard return for a touchdown to open the scoring on the afternoon.  Later in the first quarter, Sierra picked off a pass near the end zone and returned it 61 yards. 

For the game, Sierra totaled five pass break-ups and a team-high nine tackles. 

Sierra now has five interceptions on the season to lead all of NCAA Division III. 

Defiance (2-3, 2-1 HCAC) will remain home to face Manchester Saturday afternoon at 1:30 PM.


Players-of-the-Week
Week 1
Cody Rivers, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Week 2 Josh Sonneberger, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Week 3  Andrew Feldhaus, Defiance College
Week 4 Zach Zehren, Franklin College
Week 5 Tony Sierra, Defiance College
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