by Eva Dean Folkert
Hope College defensive back Conner Nemmers is the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men's Football Defensive Athlete of the Week.
The senior from Grand Rapids, Michigan (West Catholic HS) is receiving the honor for the first time in his career.
Nemmers topped the Flying Dutchmen with a career-high nine solo tackles during Hope's 42-7 victory over Adrian College on Saturday.
He also intercepted his third pass of the season — picking it off near the goal line to thwart a promising drive for the Bulldogs in the third quarter and returning it for 32 yards.
Hope's defensive effort held the Bulldogs to a season-low seven points.
It was the fourth time this season the Flying Dutchmen held an opponent to seven points or fewer a game.