Mentkowski Picks Up WIAC Football Player Of The Week Award

Mentkowski Picks Up WIAC Football Player Of The Week Award

UW-Oshkosh wide receiver Sam Mentkowski was named the WIAC Offensive Football Player of the Week for his performance during games played Sept. 25-Oct. 1.

Mentkowski matched a career-high with 10 catches for 207 yards and two touchdowns during third-ranked UW-Oshkosh's 37-20 home win over UW-Whitewater on Sept. 30.

Mentkowski gave UW-Oshkosh a 7-0 lead when he caught a pass at the Titan 42-yard line and raced to the end zone for a 96-yard pass play, the longest in UW-Oshkosh history. He then provided the Titans with a 30-20 advantage by breaking a pair of tackles and scoring on a 53-yard pass play.

Mentkowski, who compiled the fourth-highest receiving yards in UW-Oshkosh history, caught two passes for 103 yards in the first quarter, two for 17 yards in the second, three for 17 in the third and three for 70 in the fourth.

The WIAC also presented weekly awards to UW-La Crosse lineman Brandon McKandes for defense and UW-Platteville kick returner Mark Johnson for special teams.