Keith Pough of Howard University has been named the Co-Defensive Player of the Week by the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
A 6-3, 240-pound red-shirt senior linebacker from Orangeburg, SC, Pough had one of the best games of his productive career in the Bison's 17-10 win over Florida A&M University this past Saturday.
He tallied a game-high 17 tackles, 12 of them unassisted while adding 3.5 tackles for losses, 2.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
In the process, Pough set a new record for career tackles for losses in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) with 69.5 in his career, eclipsing the old mark of 67 held by Sherrod Coates of Western Kentucky from 2000 until 2002.
Receiving honorable mention were Joshua Matthews for Offensive Lineman of the Week, Terrence Leffall for Offensive Player of the Week , John Fleck for Special Teams Player of the Week and Damien Gresham-Chisholm for Rookie of the Week.
Matthews, a 6-4, 307-pound junior guard from Bowman, SC, graded out at 96 percent on all blocking assignments while helping Leffall rush for 102 yards.
A 5-10, 200-pound senior from Stone Mountain, Ga, Leffall, in his only his second game of the season, rushed for 104 yards on 22 carries and helped the Bison control the clock. He also led the team in receiving with four receptions.
Fleck, a 5-11, 200-pound freshman from Indianapolis, IN, played a huge role in Howard's win over the Rattlers, averaging almost 48 yards on six punts including a career-best 60 yarder that landed inside the Florida A&M one-yard line on their last possession. Fleck also converted on a 48-yard field goal, the longest in his young career.
Gresham-Chisholm is 6-3, 250-pound defensive lineman from Covington, GA, who played a big role in the defensive effort, recording 4 tackles, a sack and three QB hurries.