In the SIAC, Albany State defensive back Rashad McRae has been named the conference defensive player of the week. The senior from Douglas had two interceptions, 10 tackles, 1 for a loss and a forced fumble in ASU's 25-15 win over Morehouse at the ASU Coliseum.
In the Gulf South Conference, Valdosta State defensive back Matt Pierce was also named as the conference defensive player of the week for his two pick 6s against West Alabama. The second pick 6 came late in the 4th quarter and ended up being the game winner for the Blazers. The junior also racked up 7 tackles and 1 pass break up in the 22-21 win. It was his first time earning player of the week honors and 3rd VSU defender to win the award this season.
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