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APSU Football’s Kordel Jackson named Tennessee Sports Writers Association Defensive Player of the Week


APSU FootballNashville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) football defensive back Kordell Jackson has been named Tennessee Sports Writers Association Defensive Player of the Week.

2019 APSU Football - Kordell Jackson

A Birmingham, Alabama native, Jackson jumped a Mercer route early in the third quarter and raced untouched 29 yards for a touchdown to give the Govs a 27-13 lead.

In the fourth, he put the game away with a 69-yard pick-six, becoming the first OVC player since Vincent Sellers in 2017 and the 33rd player to tie the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) record with two interceptions returned for touchdown in the same game.

The 69-yard return is the fourth-longest in program history, and the 98 interception return yards already put him in the yearly top-10 in APSU history. He joins Ryan Taylor (2003) and Ronnie Fuqua (1969) as the only players in APSU history with multiple interception returns for touchdown in the same season. He also broke up a pass and registered two solo stops.

Jackson is the first defender in Austin Peay State University history to earn an award from the TSWA, and the first player to earn TSWA honors since Kentel Williams in 2017.

The Govs are back on the road this weekend with a trip to Johnson City, Tennessee to take on East Tennessee.




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