NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee State’s Daniel Fitzpatrick and Leon Holderhead were each named an Honorable Mention Player of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) for their efforts in TSU’s, 27-20, loss to Jacksonville State on Saturday.
Fitzpatrick, playing in his first contest since Sept. 20, had his best game of the season against the Gamecocks, totaling 11 tackles (eight solo). The senior safety also intercepted a pass at the end of the first half and forced and recovered a fumble in the second.
The Fort Wayne, Ind. native’s pick was his first of the season and is now tied for fifth in school history with 10 career INTs.
Australian punter Holderhead was also honored following a game in which he punted three times for 143 yards. His 47.7 average was one of his best in his TSU career and he booted a long of 53 yards against the Gamecocks.
Holderhead’s 53-yard boot was his third over 50 yards this season and the senior also tied a career-long with a 61-yarder earlier this season.
The duo will next compete against UT Martin on Oct. 18 in Hale Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.