University of Northern Iowa senior offensive tackle Jay Teply has been recognized by the Missouri Valley Football Conference as the league's Offensive Lineman of the Week.
Teply did not allow a sack and helped lead the Panther offense to 284 rushing yards and 27 unanswered points in a 34-21 win over Southern Utah on Nov. 12. UNI had rushed for just 83 yards combined over the previous two contests, but broke out for 284 yards on the ground against the Thunderbirds.
Teply (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Xavier) has started all 10 games at left tackle this season for the Panthers.
UNI (8-2, 6-1 MVFC) returns to action with an 11 a.m. kickoff at Illinois State on Sat., Nov. 19.