NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Ryan Epperson has been named Linebacker Performer of the Week announced College Football Performance Awards officials Monday morning. It is the first time in his career that Epperson has received a national honor, but it is the second consecutive week a Lumberjack defender has been recognized.
Epperson helped guide Stephen F. Austin to its third consecutive win posting a 69-10 victory over Lamar Saturday in Beaumont. A Chandler, Texas, native, Epperson led the Lumberjacks with 12 tackles, including four tackles for losses, and 2.5 sacks. Epperson was one of eight players to record a sack, and one of 14 players to record a tackle for a loss in the contest.
The Lumberjacks recorded nine sacks against the Cardinals. It marked the second-straight week SFA has posted nine sacks in a game. The 'Jacks have recorded 25 sacks in its past three contests.
SFA will look to make it four in a row, and get back to .500 on the season, when they host Southeastern Louisiana Saturday at 6 p.m. in Homer Bryce Stadium. The SFA seniors will be recognized prior to the game.