ROCK HILL, S.C. – Newberry College linebacker Will Newell has been named the South Atlantic Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week, announced by league officials on Monday morning.
Newell led the defense unit in tackles with 14 as the Indians defeated Morehead State 23-7 on Saturday. The sophomore from Irmo, SC registered eight solo tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, and a sack.
Newell leads Newberry and the SAC in tackles with 21. He is averaging a team and league-best 10.5 tackles per-game.