Olivet Nazarene’s Jason Freeman joins a pair of first time winners in the final round of MSFA Midwest League Players of the Week.

Offensive Player of the Week
Kaden King, St. Ambrose
Fr., RB, Fairbury, Ill. (Priarie Central HS)

Collected 140 yards and three TDs on 21 carries in the Bees’ 35-23 win over Missouri BaptistScored three TDs, with two in the second half to give SAU a 26-point lead in the fourth quarterEarns his first career MSFA Offensive Player of the Week award

Defensive Player of the Week
Jason Freeman, Olivet Nazarene
So., LB, Zion, Ill. (Zion-Benton HS)

Finished with 21 tackles in Olivet Nazarene’s 14-7 win over RooseveltHad an interception and 47-yard return to end the Lakers’ final driveEarns his fourth MSFA Defensive Player of the Week award this season, third in the past four weeks, and sixth of his career

Special Teams Player of the Week
Brayden Cook, Olivet Nazarene
Fr., LB, Wheaton, Ill. (Wheaton North HS)

Blocked a punt that was returned for a TD in the Tigers’ 14-7 win over RooseveltMade three tackles and had a QB hurry on defenseEarns his first career MSFA Special Teams Player of the Week award

MSFA Midwest League Players of the Week
(NAIA National Player of the Week award winners in bold)

Week 12 (Nov. 15): Kaden King, St. Ambrose (Offense); Jason Freeman, Olivet Nazarene (Defense); Brayden Cook, Olivet Nazarene (Special Teams)
Week 11 (Nov. 8): Justin Pringle, Saint Xavier (Offense); Jason Freeman, Olivet Nazarene (Defense); Odaine Reid, Missouri Baptist (Special Teams)
Week 10 (Nov. 1): Sam Tumilty, St. Francis (Ill.) (Offense); Kemon Reese, Trinity International (Defense); Andrew Ryzcek, Olivet Nazarene (Special Teams)
Week 9 (Oct. 23): Sam Tumilty, St. Francis (Ill.) (Offense); Jason Freeman, Olivet Nazarene (Defense); Peyton Benes, Saint Xavier (Special Teams)
Week 8 (Oct. 18): Amari Venerable, Saint Xavier (Offense); Chris Johnson, St. Francis (Defense); Tom Gillen, St. Ambrose (Special Teams)
Week 7 (Oct. 11): Ke’von Johnson, Roosevelt (Offense); Julian Bell, Roosevelt (Defense); Bryce Deguira, Olivet Nazarene (Special Teams)
Week 6 (Oct. 4): David Hutton, Olivet Nazarene (Offense); Scott Tumilty, St. Francis (Defense); Jake Vance, Olivet Nazarene (Special Teams)
Week 5 (Sept. 27): Amari Venerable, Saint Xavier (Offense); Jacob Denney, Saint Xavier (Defense); Bryce Deguira, Olivet Nazarene (Special Teams)
Week 4 (Sept. 20): Tyler Ball, Missouri Baptist (Offense); Peyton Nigro, Saint Xavier (Defense); Brandt Hixson, Saint Xavier (Special Teams)
Week 2 (Sept. 6): Ronald Allen, Missouri Baptist (Offense); Jason Freeman, Olivet Nazarene (Defense)
Week 1 (Aug. 30): Ke’Von Johnson, Roosevelt (Offense); Zack Kern, Missouri Baptist (Defense); Gavid Claud, Missouri Baptist (Special Teams)