Football standout Piliati named Alaska Athlete of the Week

October 18, 2020

Anchorage football player Presley Piliati anchored a devastating defense in a 23-3 win that moved Dickinson State University to 5-0 for the first time since 2010.

The senior defensive lineman made a season-high seven tackles and added his first sack of the season to overwhelm Dakota State in the North Star Athletic Association battle.

Piliati, of East High fame, also had a tackle for loss, his third of the season. Four of his seven tackles were unassisted.

The 6-foot-1, 285-pounder ranks sixth on the team with 15 tackles on the season.

The athlete of the week recipient is selected by a panel each Friday and announced Saturday at 11 a.m. on the Sports Guys on CBS Sports Radio 590AM and 96.7FM.

View past winners here.