Lattimore earns second SBC honors

Team has won three straight defensive player of the week awards

December 7, 2010 · Athletic Communications

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The Sun Belt Conference announced that Middle Tennessee senior defensive end Jamari Lattimore has been named the league's Defensive Player of the Week. It marks the second honor of the season for Lattimore and the sixth by the Blue Raiders this year with four on defense and two on special teams.


The Blue Raiders have won the defensive award three weeks in a row.

Lattimore wreaked havoc on the FIU offense on Saturday to key Middle Tennessee’s clutch win on the road. The senior had seven tackles, a sack, a tackle for loss, a forced fumble, and a quarterback hurry. Lattimore’s sack gave him 11.5 for the year and tied him for the single-season record at Middle Tennessee and leaves him just a half sack shy of the SBC record. If that was not enough, he also drew three false starts and a few holding calls.

The award gives the Blue Raiders 40 player of the week honors under Rick Stockstill with nine on offense, 16 on defense, and 15 on special teams.

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