Jack of the week- Malcolm Mattox

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Malcolm Mattox has 4 sacks in his last 3 games and that is just one part of a huge up swing for the Lumberjacks defense over the last month. Mattox credits it to everyone believing in finishing out this tough season.

"We are just buying in and when you get people to buy in great things will happen'" said Mattox "We had a coaching change and then I got my old coach back and I was glad to have that, so we [are] rolling now."

The Lumberjacks defense overall have racked up 25 sacks in just the last 3 games. Coach Erik Slaughter calls it a team effort.

"When you score the way we score your opponent has to throw the football, it's easy to turn it up and go sack the quarterback," said Slaughter.

Coach Slaughter had special praise for Mattox, both on and off the field.

"He goes to class he gets good grades everything is consistent in his life," said Slaughter. "Yes he has four sacks but he has hit the quarterback 4 or 5 more times, but you couldn't find a better person than Malcolm."

Defensive end Malcolm Mattox is your 'Jack of the week.