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.
||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|