Lee and Mata Announced as CSFL Player of the Week

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Lee and Mata Announced as CSFL Player of the Week

Northwestern linebacker Rocky Lee and punter Robert Mata were honored by the Central States Football League for the past week’s performance on the gridiron in Northwestern’s 31-7 win over Oklahoma Panhandle State. Northwestern linebacker Rocky Lee and punter Robert Mata were honored by the Central States Football League for the past week’s performance on the gridiron in Northwestern’s 31-7 win over Oklahoma Panhandle State. 

Lee, a senior from Jonesboro, Ga., led the Ranger defense with 14 tackles. He posted eight solo tackles, two tackles for losses of 19 yards, a sack and a pass break up. Lee currently is ranked No. 5 in the NAIA in tackles for losses per game at a 1.8 average. 

A senior from West Covina, Calif., Mata, punted three times, averaging 44 yards per punt. He had a long punt of 60 yards and totaled 132 yards in punts, including one inside the red zone. 

Northwestern (7-2, 5-0) will host Southern Oregon at Ranger Field on Saturday, Nov. 13 for a 1 p.m. kickoff. A Ranger sin could sew up a spot in the NAIA Championship Series beginning Nov. 20.