Oct 10, 2017

Charles Riga Earns Second D3Football.com Team of the Week Honor

A Winning Tradition

  • One post-season appearance (1960 Crusader Bowl)
  • 20 All-NWC Athletes 
  • 6 NWC Student-Athlete of the Week Awards 
  • 2 D3Football.com Team of the Week (Justin Leatherman, 2014; Lenana Meekisho, 2015)
  • 1 D3Football.com All-West Region Team (Nolan Schuler, 2016 (third team offense)
  • 2 NSCA All-American (Justin Kruse, 2015; Dane Jensen, 2017)
  • 2 NFL Draft Picks 

NEWBERG, Ore. --- For the second consecutive week, George Fox University's Charles Riga has earned a place on the D3Football.com Team of the Week for his performance against No. 22 Whitworth University.

Riga, a senior/junior from Portland, Oregon, was crucial in the Bruins' 43-23 victory on the road against the top-ranked Pirates. He helped the Bruins hold the Pirates to their fewest passing yards on the season. He finished the game with a team-high eight solo tackles of his 10 tackles, while breaking up two passes.

This marks his second honor on the D3Football.com Team of the Week. To read last week's honor, click here.