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Theo Bartman NAIA National Offensive Player of the Week

Northwesstern logoTheo Bartman of Northwestern is the NAIA Football National Offensive Player of the Week the national office announced Monday. He was chosen for his performance during the week of Nov. 4 – 10 and was selected from a pool of conference and independent award winners.

Bartman, a senior running back from Rock Valley and a Western Christian alum rushed for 123 yards and a career-best four touchdowns as Northwestern (Iowa) defeated then-No. 1 Morningside, 38-28. With his performance, Bartman moves into ninth place on Northwestern’s all-time list with 26 career rushing touchdowns. The senior, who had a career-high 33 carries in the contest, also added 57 receiving yards on four catches. This season, Bartman has been a key cog in the Northwestern offense, leading the team in rushing yards (640), touchdowns (11) and all-purpose yards (1,048) while ranking among top 25 nationally in scoring per game (13th, 9.7 points) and all-purpose yards per game (14th, 149.7).

Bartman had earlier been named as the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) and Hauff Mid-America Sports player of the week.

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