Stephan Thomas Named The Sports Network's FCS National Defensive Player of the Week

Stephan Thomas Named The Sports Network's FCS National Defensive Player of the Week

Fairfield, CT (September 9, 2013) – Junior defensive back Stephan Thomas (Egg Harbor Twp., NJ) was named The Sports Network National Co-Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in Sacred Heart's 26-24 win over Lafayette on Saturday night.

Thomas came up with 8 tackles, two interceptions, and one forced fumble as Sacred Heart defeated Lafayette and went 2-0 for the first time since 2008. The junior's two picks came when he was covering preseason All-Patriot League wide receiver Mark Ross, rising up and stealing the ball away from Lafayette's top wide out. Thomas also had a big play when he made a touchdown saving tackle late in the first quarter to thwart a Lafayette third and goal attempt from the two-yard line.

So far this season, Thomas is Sacred Heart's leading tackler with 15 to go along with his two interceptions, a forced fumble, and three pass break-ups.

Thomas and Sacred Heart look for three in a row this weekend as they host the Lincoln University Lions Saturday night on Campus Field.

 

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