CONWAY, S.C. -- Junior safety Dominique Davenport (Bonaire, Ga./Warner Robins) was been named The Sports Network Football Championship Subdivision National Defensive Player of the Week for his play against Colgate, Sept. 7, the publication announced today. Davenport had been earlier Big South Conference Choice Hotels Defensive Player of the Week and is the first Chanticleer to earn a national weekly honor this season and the first Chanticleer to earn a national award since defensive back Marrio Norman (Greenwood, S.C./Greenwood) garnered the Sports Network Defensive award for his play in the regular season finale against Charleston Southern in 2006.
In earning his first-ever weekly league or national award, Davenport set a school record with 20 tackles Sunday against Colgate (breaking the old record by five), with 11 solo shots against the Raiders. He had two drive-ending stops in the game, as well as one tackle-for-loss. His 20 tackles ties for the fourth-most in a single game in Big South history and second-most ever by a defensive back. Davenport’s 11 solo tackles were also a school record for a single game.
The Chanticleers return to action this Saturday, Sept. 13, traveling to West Long Branch, N.J. to take on Monmouth. Kickoff at Kessler Field is scheduled for 1 p.m.