March 28, 2021 - 9:47 pm - Posted in Sports

Cedar Falls, Iowa — University of Northern Iowa linebacker and former Central Lyon/George Little Rock standout Riley Van Wyhe earned Missouri Valley Football Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors after the Panthers defeated Western Illinois 34-20 on Saturday.

Van Wyhe recorded a team-high 11 tackles and picked up an interception and a pass breakup to lead UNI to a 34-20 win over Western Illinois. The Panther first team allowed just one offensive touchdown on the day. The Leathernecks scored a touchdown against the second-team unit in the waning moments of the game.

Up next for the Panthers is a road contest against South Dakota on Friday.

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