Tinklenberg Named Player of the Week

Tinklenberg Named Player of the Week

MCAC Western Division 

Special Teams, Player-of-the-Week

Caleb Tinklenberg

K-QB / Soph.

Pipestone, MN

Caleb Tinklenberg turned in a unique offensive  performance in a 56-36 Minnesota West loss to NCTC on Saturday.   His all-around efforts led the Pipestone, Minnesota sophomore to the MCAC Western Division selection for Special Teams Player-of-the-Week

In his regular role as a kicking specialist, Tinklenberg  connected on a 20-yard field goal in his only attempt of the day and was 3-for-4 on extra points for the BlueJays. On kickoffs, he had 231 yards on five kicks. 

Caleb also lined up at quarterback for MnWest, where he was 19-of-31 for 231 yards with three passing TD's.  He also had a rushing touchdown against Northland. 

In week seven, Tinklenberg and MnWest will have a break, as Ridgewater College announced earlier this fall they will be unable to complete the MCAC football season.



Minnesota West CTC fell to NCTC 56-36, but Blaize Williams had three catches for 90 yards with two touchdowns and Tyler Linder contribued five catches for 69 yards. Punter Trevon Wilkenson averaged more than 42 yards per kick, with a longest effort of 52 yards.  Defensively, Jayvon Green had nine tackles (8 solo) while Beau Priegnitz and Kezery LeBeau combined for 11 stops and four quarterback sacks. Rashawn Crumpler added an interception for the BlueJays.