Jagan Cleary Named MWC Offensive Performer of the Week

Photo by Natalie Bober
Photo by Natalie Bober

Lake Forest College football player Jagan Cleary was named Midwest Conference Offensive Performer of the Week on Monday after throwing five touchdown passes in the Foresters' 35-0 victory at Knox College on Saturday.

Cleary completed 22 of 29 passes for 311 yards in the second five-touchdown performance of his Lake Forest career. The senior's quarterback efficiency rating on the day was 215.94, which ranks sixth in program history. Cleary's 53-yard scoring strike to senior wide receiver Chris Edomwande on the first drive of the game made him the program's career leader in touchdown passes, breaking a tie with Pete Scaffidi, and he now has 60. Cleary and Scaffidi are the only signal-callers in team annals to throw for five touchdowns in a game with each accomplishing the feat twice.

Cleary leads the MWC with 265.2 passing yards per game and ranks third in the league with a dozen touchdown passes at the mid-point of the regular season.

MWC Performers of the Week are selected by the league office. Cleary also earned the award once as a freshman.

Midwest Conference Release