Gustavus Adolphus junior linebacker Adam Miron (Princeton, Minn.) has been named the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Football Player of the Week for the weekend of November 10-12.
Miron registered 14 tackles (six solo, eight assisted) and recovered a fumble that led to a Gustavus touchdown to help the Gusties defeat Bethel 24-22 in their season finale. In the first quarter, Bethel completed a long pass to the Gustavus 6-yard line, but the Royal receiver fumbled the ball after the catch and Miron sprinted 12 yards down the field to recover the fumble. The Gusties drove 94 yards on the ensuing drive to make the score 14-0. Three of Miron’s six solo tackles came on third and fourth down plays that stopped Bethel drives.
For the season, Miron compiled 76 tackles (42 solo, 34 assisted), one interception, and two fumble recoveries. Gustavus, which won three of its last five games, finished the year 3-7 overall and 3-5 in the MIAC.
Miron is the second Gustie named MIAC Defensive Player of the Week this season. Junior cornerback Brian Evans (Gaylord, Minn.) was named MIAC Defensive Player of the Week on September 12 for his play against then-#21 Wheaton (Ill.)
Miron, an economics major, is the son of Ray and Margaret Miron of Princeton and a 2003 graduate of Princeton High School.