NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee State strong safety Daniel Fitzpatrick has been named Boxtorow and Heritage Sports Radio Network (HSRN) National Player of the Week.
Fitzpatrick, a junior from Ft. Wayne, IN recorded nine tackles, an interceptions and a pass breakup in the Tigers 29-15 victory over UT-Martin.
The safety’s biggest moment came just after the Tigers grabbed the 14-0 lead early in the second quarter. The Skyhawks were facing a 2nd-and-13 when Fitzpatick picked off UT Martin quarterback Jarod Neal and raced 20 yards for a touchdown.
The interception was Fitzpatrick’s fifth of the season and his second pick six of the year. He is now tied for the FCS lead in interceptions.
Fitzpatrick will be featured on www.boxtorow.com as Boxtorow National Player of the Week and will also appear as a guest on the national sports talk show FROM THE PRESS BOX TO PRESS ROW with host Donal Ware.
FROM THE PRESS BOX TO PRESS ROW airs on 33 radio stations around the country including in Nashville on Saturdays from 8-9 a.m. on WFSK-FM 88.1 The show also airs on Fridays from Noon-1p CT/1-2p ET/11a-12p MT/10-11a PT on SiriusXM Channel 141 H.U. R. Voices.
The HSRN Fan Poll is conducted online each week (www.HSRN.com) and is voted on by HSRN fans nationwide. The poll nominees are composed of “Players of the Week” from the four HBCU conferences and HBCU independent teams. The final winners are the top vote-getters from Division I (FCS) and Division II in the categories of Offense, Defense, Special Teams and Newcomer of the week.