CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – UNI football’s Riley Van Wyhe is the fifth Panther to earn Player of the Week honors from the Missouri Valley Football Conference.
Van Wyhe earned Defensive Player of the Week honors. He was part of a defensive team that held Western Illinois to -46 yards in rushing and just 116 total yards in a convincing 41-3 win over Western Illinois in the regular-season finale.
He led the team with 10 solo tackles and 14 overall. He also notched two sacks, which was part of a team record for single-game sacks by a UNI team.
Van Wyhe is a linebacker from Rock Rapids, Iowa. He is a graduate of Central Lyon High School. He is the son of Greg and Michelle Van Wyhe.
Other UNI players to earn weekly honors this season: Spencer Cuvelier (Defensive), Matthew Cook and Nate Murphy (Special Teams), and Trevor Penning (Offensive).