Williams notches second ‘Defensive Player of the Week’

Grand Valley State University senior cornerback Reggie Williams was named the GLIAC “Defensive Player of the Week” on Tuesday after picking off a pair of passes in the football team’s 34-20 victory over Wayne State University.

Williams was part of a defensive unit on Saturday that held the Warriors to just 220 yards while adding a pair of tackles in the victory. His 11 career interceptions rank as the fifth most in GVSU history.

The Lansing, Mich., native also earned the award on Oct. 14.

This was just the second time in GLIAC history that a team has secured the weekly honor five times in a season. The Lakers have taken the accolade in each of the past three weeks.

The team returns to action at home on Saturday in the Battle of the Valleys against Saginaw Valley State University at 1 p.m.