Oct 10, 2017

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

A Winning Tradition

  • One post-season appearance (1960 Crusader Bowl)
  • One AFCA Division III Coaches' All-American (Nolan Schuler, 2017)
  • One CoSIDA Academic All-American (Caleb Dalzell, 2017)
  • Two CoSIDA Academic All-District (Caleb Dalzell, 2017; Grant Schroeder, 2017)
  • Three D3football.com All-Americans
  • Four D3football.com All-Region Honorees
  • 37 All-NWC Athletes 
  • Five D3Football.com Team of the Week
  • Nine NWC Student-Athlete of the Week Awards 
  • One Cliff Harris Award Finalist (Charles Riga, 2017)
  • Two NSCA All-American (Justin Kruse, 2015; Dane Jensen, 2017)
  • Two 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.