JSU’s Byers chosen OVC’s top defensive player
Oct 29, 2013 | 817 views |  0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - Jacksonville State’s Rashod Byers has been named the Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced on Sunday.

Byers, a native of Jacksonville, Fla., finished with six tackles and three pass breakups in Jacksonville State’s 34-14 road win at Tennessee Tech last Saturday.

Byers helped a Gamecock secondary hold Tennessee Tech to just 8-of-23 passing with one interception for only 99 yards. The Gamecocks also had four sacks and eight tackles for loss. Jax State leads the conference in sacks and is ranked 12th nationally.

, recording an average of 3.0 per game.

Jacksonville State returns to action on Saturday at Austin Peay. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. at Governors Stadium and the game can be heard on the Gamecock Sports Network and live video on the OVC Digital Network.
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