USF’s Cowherd Is NAIA National Defensive Player Of Week

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – University of Saint Francis cornerback Spencer Cowherd has been selected NAIA national Defensive Player of the Week as well as Mid-States Football Association Mideast League Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the 11th-ranked Cougars 45-42 win over sixth-ranked Marian University on Sat., Oct. 3.

 

Cowherd (Ft. Wayne, IN / Northrop H.S.) led USF in tackles, had his first career interception for a touchdown, a fumble recovery to set up another USF TD, and one tackle-for-loss. His 12 tackles led both teams as did his eight solo tackles. It was Cowherd’s third interception this season.

 

This is the 91th time USF has had a conference player of the week, all under the direction of head coach Kevin Donley. Cowherd, a sophomore, is 20th different defensive player to earn the honor for USF.

 

The Cougars play host to Siena Heights University on Sat., Oct. 10 at noon at Bishop D’Arcy Stadium / Kevin Donley Field.

 

Spencer Cowherd in NAIA Top 50 Rankings

No. 11 in Total Interceptions (3)

No. 15 in Interceptions per Game (0.600)

 

NAIA PLAYER OF THE WEEK

1998 (1 / 1)             – Kiante Lindsay, RB, Fr.

1999 (3 / 4)             – Jeremy Dutcher, WR Jr. 2, Jason Coriano, ILB, So.

2000 – None

2001 (2 / 6)             – Jason Coriano, ILB, Sr.; Jeremy Hibbeln. QB, Sr.

2002 – None

2003 (1 / 7)             — Chris Bramell, So., QB

2004 – None

2005 (1 / 8)             – Paul Carter, So., DB

2006 (1 / 9)             – Brian Kurtz, Sr., LB

2007 — None

2008 (3 / 12)           – Daniel Carter >Special Teams<

Carl Thomas LB

Cody Capps >Special Teams<

2010 (1 / 13)           – Shaine Tierney, Sr., QB

2011 (3 / 16)           — Ross Bauman, Sr., DB

Austin Coleman, Jr., Special Teams (KOR)

2012 (1 / 17)           — Austin Coleman, Sr. Special Teams (KOR)

2013 (1 / 18)           — Josh Miller, Sr., QB

2014 (2 / 20)           — 9/14/15                Nick Ferrer, So., QB;

10/5/15 Spencer Cowherd, So. CB

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