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York grad Westerberg named CCIW Defensive Player of the Week

Augustana linebacker had four tackles for loss

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 1:23 p.m. CST • Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:55 p.m. CST

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Augustana senior linebacker Erik Westerberg has been named the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin’s Defensive Player of the Week, it was announced on Monday. The captain of the Vikings recorded six solo and eight total tackles, four of which were for a loss, during the team’s 35-10 victory over Loras on Saturday.

Westerberg currently leads all CCIW players with 27 total tackles and 19 solo stops. He leads an Augustana defense that has given up just 58 points in three contests.

The 6-foot-3, 215 -pound linebacker was named the CCIW Defensive Player of the Year last season. Westerberg led the conference in tackles each of the last two seasons. Westerberg has also been named an Academic All-American twice and a first team All-American once.

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