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Ross earned OVC Co-Defensive Player of the Week honors

 

APSU Men’s Football

Austin Peay State University GovernorsAustin Peay State University strong safety Jeremy Ross, who returned one of his three fumble recoveries for a touchdown against Middle Tennessee, has been named Ohio Valley Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Week.

Jeremy RossThe College Park, GA, native earned the award along with Southeast Missouri defensive back Aaron Grimes.

In the Govs’ 56-33 loss to Middle Tennessee, a Football Bowl Subdivision member,  Ross recovered three second-half fumbles, the second being picked up at the MTSU 16-yard line and returned for a touchdown to cut the Blue Raiders lead to 42-33 with 2:51 left in the third quarter. His three fumble recoveries now have him ranked first in Football Championship Subdivision statistics for fumble recoveries/game (1.50).

Ross also was credited with six tackles, including one tackle-for-loss, and had a pass break-up in the contest.

Jeremy Ross is just one of three starters from 2009 who returned to the APSU defense in 2010.


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