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WHITTIER, Calif. – Junior Miguel Avina (Indio, Calif.) led the Whittier College Football team to their first home victory since 2014, a 38-26 win over Luther College Saturday.
Monday Avina was recognized by the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) as the Offensive Athlete of the Week in the second week of voting. Avina was 16-for-22 through the air (72.7%) for 178 yards and three touchdowns. In addition to his 8.1 yards/attempt average and long of 51 yards, Avina also rushed the ball 16 times for 60 yards (3.8 yards per carry) and scored twice with a long run of 13 yards.
In 2018, Avina had another breakout game one performance but added six touchdowns, four being in the air and two on the ground as he totaled 299 yards of total offense.
He looks to lead a young Poet squad into Saturday, September 14 as they take on Lewis-Clark Valley College beginning at 5:00pm.