Valley City State University juniors Travon Smith and Landon Arredondo have both been named Dacotah Bank/NSAA Football Players of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.

NSAA Football Defensive Player of the Week – (
Travon Smith – Valley City State (N.D.) – 6’3″ – 190 lbs., Junior – defensive back – Phoenix, Ariz. – Smith caught two interceptions and collected a team-high 11 tackles (8 solo, 3 assist) in Valley City State’s (N.D.) 49-21 road victory at Presentation (S.D.).  His two interceptions came at the goal-line in the first quarter, ending back-to-back Saints’ drives in the red-zone.

NSAA Football Special Teams Player of the Week
Landon Arredondo – Valley City State (N.D.) – 5’11” – 210 lbs., Junior – kicker – Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. – Arredondo converted all of his seven (7) PAT extra-point kicks in Valley City State’s (N.D.) 49-21 victory at Presentation (S.D.).  He also registered eight kick-offs for a total of 406 yards.  Arredondo’s longest kick-off is 60 yards.