Blazers junior defensive back Cory Roberts was named Gulf South Conference Defensive Player of the Week, announced by the league offices on Oct. 28.
Roberts secures his first weekly honor of the season.
Roberts hauled in two interceptions in the Blazers’ nail-biting win at North Greenville on Saturday, escaping 20-15. Both interceptions came in the second half of the game and the last one occurred with 35 seconds left in regulation.
He is the first Blazer to have two interceptions in a game this season. Roberts leads the Blazers in interceptions with four and is tied for most in the GSC this season.
In his VSU career, Roberts has five interceptions.
Roberts finished the matchup with two tackles and one solo tackle, while breaking up one pass.
Roberts joins sophomores Thomas Incoom and Aaron Dawson as the Blazers’ Defensive award winners this season. Redshirt freshman Jay Hawthorne secured Special Teams honors and juniors Rogan Wells and Brian Saunds have been named Offensive Player of the Week this season.
Wells has won the weekly honor twice.
The Blazers have a bye week before West Florida comes to town on Sat., Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium for Senior Night.
Written by Prince Robinson Jr., Sports Editor. Photo courtesy of VSU Athletics.
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