APPLETON, Wis. — Lawrence University football standout Andy Paider has been named the Midwest Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

Paider (Denmark, Wis./Denmark) earned the honor after recording a career-high 7.0 tackles for loss and a season-best 14 tackles in Lawrence’s 26-6 loss to Illinois College. This was the first Defensive Player of the Week honor for Paider, a senior linebacker.

Paider, who recorded 10 solo tackles, picked up 2.0 sacks as part of his 7.0 TFLs. The 7.0 TFLs is the highest mark by a player in the Midwest Conference this season.┬áPaider now has 12.0 TFLs this season and 30.0 for his career, and that ranks fifth on Lawrence’s career list.

Paider was part of the Lawrence defense that allowed just 20 offensive points to the Blueboys, who were averaging a league-best 45.0 points per game entering the contest.

Lawrence returns to action on Saturday when it travels to Carroll University.