Paider picks up national football honor

Posted on: October 9th, 2013 by Joseph Vanden Acker

APPLETON, Wis. — Lawrence University football standout Andy Paider has been named to the defensive team of the week by USA College Football.

Paider (Denmark, Wis./Denmark), a senior linebacker, was given honorable mention on the NCAA Division III national team for the week of Oct. 5. Paider, who also was named the Midwest Conference Defensive Player of the Week, picked up a career-high 7.0 tackles for loss and a season-best 14 tackles in Lawrence’s 26-6 loss to Illinois College.

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. Paider 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 for a 3 p.m. game.

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