NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nick Tharsher was named the Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year by College Sports Madness on Wednesday.
Thrasher, who was also named First Team All-OVC by the league’s coaches and sport information directors last week, tallied 128 stops on the season – sixth most in a single-season in school history.
The Morrow, Ga. native was second in the OVC in tackles to go along with his 11.5 tackles-for-loss and 3.5 sacks.
The senior also moved up to second-place in tackles in the TSU record book over the course of the season, finishing with 358. Thrasher was First Team All-OVC last season, too.
The four-year starter intercepted the first pass of his career earlier this season against Florida A&M.