The Dakota Wesleyan University Tiger Athlete of the Week is Shaye Slaughter, it was announced by the DWU athletic department Monday.
The Harrisburg, S.D., native led the Tiger offense to a record-setting night Saturday in a 64-37 victory against Presentation College in Aberdeen, S.D. The Tigers broke a school record with 45 first downs and 822 total yards on the game. Slaughter also set the school record with 510 passing yards along with three touchdowns.
Slaughter currently ranks first in the NAIA in total passing yards with 894 yards, and total offense with 937 yards. He also ranks second nationally in total offensive yards per game with 468.5 and in passing yards per game with 447.
The Tigers are back in action against Morningside College in a Great Plains Athletic Conference battle at 1 p.m. Sept. 15, at Joe Quintal Field in Mitchell, S.D.