Greensboro, N.C. (11/12/07) -- Guilford College's Mike Six won the weekly Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Defensive Football Player of the Week Award late Sunday. He is Guilford's second consecutive recipient of the weekly defensive prize. Six also picked up Guilford's Student-Athlete of the Week prize, presented by the school's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
Six, a 6-3, 270-pound defensive lineman, made eight tackles, including a career-high five behind the line of scrimmage that set the Wasps back a total of 20 yards, in the Quakers' 21-17 win over conference rival Emory & Henry College Nov. 10. The junior contributed 1.5 sacks on back-to-back Emory & Henry possessions in the final 3:41 to assist in Guilford's comeback victory. He and Shawn Maczka sacked Daniel Booher on third down on the Wasps' first possession after losing the lead in the fourth quarter. Six's solo sack came with 48 seconds remaining just after the Wasps recovered a Guilford fumble near midfield. His five tackles behind the line are the most in the league this season and the eighth-most in NCAA Division III as of Nov. 3.
Six played in eight of 10 games for the Quakers this season and started all of them. He accumulated 58 tackles, which ranked fourth on the team and 19th in the ODAC. Six shares the team lead with 3.5 sacks, and his 10.5 tackles for a loss of 47 yards stand seventh among league leaders.
Coach Kevin Kiesel's Quakers (6-4, 2-4 ODAC) finished with their second consecutive winning season, a feat not been accomplished by Guilford since 1990-91. The Quakers expect 82 letter winners back for next season.
Guilford's SAAC is comprised of representatives from each of the school's 16 varsity teams. The group meets regularly to discuss the state of Guilford Athletics and seeks to build community among the school's student-athletes and non-student-athletes. Recent Guilford SAAC activities include canned food drives and assistance with the North Carolina Special Olympics and New Garden Friends School.