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Elliott Earns 2nd-Straight Player of the Week Award

September 17, 2013

(Jake McNeal/Times-Record) Viking senior running back Derek Elliott hurdles a pair of blockers in VCSU's 63-20 NSAA home opener win against Dakota State on Saturday night.

Derek Elliott earned his second consecutive North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Player of the Week award in helping Valley City State to their inaugural NSAA football conference victory over Dakota State on Sept. 14. Dylan Torgerson of Mayville State (N.D.) and JT Petsch of Jamestown (N.D.) were also named to the football’s player-of-the-week honors.

Elliott racked up a total of 229 all-purpose yards in the Vikings' win over Dakota State. He recorded four touchdowns in the first quarter, including a 55-yard touchdown reception and a 66-yard touchdown run. With 165 rushing yards versus the Trojans, Elliott has over 2,000 rush yards in his career, and is currently fourth in the VCSU record book with 2,150 career rushing yards. He ranks first NAIA football in all-purpose yards (603), total rushing yards (534) and total scoring (44 points).

Valley City State (1-0 NSAA, 2-1 overall) hosts Trinity Bible College on Saturday, 6 p.m. at Lokken Stadium.

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