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Andre Jefferson
Sophomore Andre Jefferson had eight tackles, five and a half sacks and two quarterback hurries.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Jefferson Named SAC Defensive Player of the Week

The South Atlantic Conference announced its Football Players of the Week for games played during the final week of the 2022 season and Lenoir-Rhyne defensive tackle Andre Jefferson was named the Defensive Player of the Week.

Jefferson, a sophomore from Calume Park, Ill., set a new Lenoir-Rhyne record for sacks in a game with 5.5 as the Bears defeated Tusculum 34-14. In addition to his 5.5 sacks, Jefferson had eight tackles, including four solo tackles and 6.0 tackles for loss.

Jefferson was the third Bear to earn league Defensive Player of the Week honors, joining Devin Hibbitt and James Ussery. The Bears won the South Atlantic Conference Defensive Player of the Week award for the last three straight weeks.