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Steffan named NSIC offensive player of the week

BURNSVILLE, Minn. -- University of Mary wide receiver Tyler Steffan was honored as Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference offensive player of the week after catching 10 passes for 222 yards and a touchdown in his team's 48-3 win over Northern State on Saturday.

The sophomore from Dickinson had nine catches for 208 yards at halftime, including Steffan caught a 56-yard TD reception early in the second quarter. On a 92-yard touchdown drive to close the first half, Steffan caught balls for 12, 34 and 25 yards as the Marauders built their lead to 27-3 at the break.

Steffan is the first U-Mary player to earn NSIC offensive honors since quarterback Henry Lau received conference recognition on Sept. 5, 2009.

Steffan finished the 2010 season with 43 catches for 660 yards and four TD. He is eighth in the NSIC in receptions per game and sixth in receiving yards per game.