TSU’s Named OVC Defensive Player of the Week
Rico Council, a 6-1, 255 lb junior linebacker from Chattanooga Tennessee, was named Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
Council earned his second OVC Defensive Player of the Week honor of the season after registering a career-high 15 tackles (6 solo) in a 19-17 loss at No. 25 Southeast Missouri. Council helped key a defense that limited Southeast Missouri to zero points in the second half, as the Tigers nearly overcame a 16-point deficit. He is now third all-time in career tackles with 177.
Council also leads the Tigers in sacks so far this season with four. The Tennessee State defense has registered 23 sacks in six games.