TIFFIN, Ohio—Heidelberg University senior defensive lineman Jacob Mitchell (Wyandotte, Mich./Wyandotte) was named the Ohio Athletic Conference defensive player of the week, announced today by the league office. Mitchell made a team and career-high 12 tackles, including nine solo stops, in the Berg’s 49-20 win against Wilmington College on Saturday.
Four of Mitchell’s 12 tackles came behind the line of scrimmage, including two sacks.
The Wyandotte, Mich., native, led a Student Prince defensive unit that limited Wilmington to just 2.3 yards per rush and got to quarterback Brandon Arehart for five sacks.
Mitchell has started all seven games this season and has made 27 tackles.
Heidelberg’s win over the Quakers was the team’s sixth of 2011, securing the program’s first winning record since 1994 when it went 7-3.
Mitchell is the fourth Student Prince to garner the league’s weekly accolade this season and second defensive student-athletes in the last two weeks.
The Berg returns to the gridiron Saturday, Nov. 5 when it faces John Carroll University (5-3, 5-2 OAC) in an OAC game at 1:30 p.m. at Don Shula Stadium at Wasmer Field in University Heights.