Big Rapids, Mich. - Senior defensive end Brad Iskow (Bad Axe) of the Ferris State University football team has been chosen as this week's recipient of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Defensive Player of the Week Award after a stellar performance to conclude his final campaign.
Iskow wrapped up an impressive season and memorable career with one of his best performances in the Bulldogs' exciting 32-31 road win over Northern Michigan on Saturday (Nov. 10) inside the Superior Dome at Marquette.
In the win over NMU, Iskow compiled a squad-high 11 tackles with six solo stops in the contest. He also added four tackles for loss, which resulted in 10 lost yards, along with a quarterback sack. In addition, his four tackles for loss enabled him to break the school's single-season record for tackles for loss as he wrapped up the year with a league-leading 25.5 TFL's.
Currently, Iskow ranks first in the conference and second nationally this campaign in tackles for loss. He concluded his career with 164 total tackles, 45 tackles for loss (-147 yards), 13 sacks, eight quarterback hurries, six forced fumbles, four pass breakups and two blocked kicks in 39 games played.
Ferris State ended the 2012 campaign with a 7-4 overall record, which represents the first time the Bulldogs have won at least seven games since 2006 and only the second time in the last 10 years. It came in the debut season for head coach Tony Annese.
The Bulldogs sent 17 seniors, including Iskow, out with a memorable win and built momenutum heading into the offseason with Saturday's victory at Northern Michigan. The Bulldogs trailed 31-24 with just over three minutes remaining, but drove 93 yards in 14 plays to pull within a single point with nine seconds remaining.
However, rather than kick the extra point and send the game into overtime, the Bulldogs elected to line up for a two-point conversion try and slot Torico Searcy found the endzone on a sweep around the rightside to lift the Bulldogs to the season-ending victory.