A.J. Booker named AstroTurf SAC Defensive Player of the Week


A.J. Booker named AstroTurf SAC Defensive Player of the Week
Monday, September 15, 2014 | by Josh Manck, Assistant AD for Athletic Communications

ROCK HILL - Newberry College senior outside linebacker A.J. Booker has been named the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the conference office Monday.

The senior had a pair of interceptions to set up scores in the Wolves' record-breaking 70-20 win over Limestone on Saturday/Sunday. He is now the only player in the conference with multiple interceptions.

He totaled three tackles in the game, including a 14-yard sack which push Limestone out of easy field goal range. The Saints would attempt a 39-yarder which was blocked.

Booker is a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree and was recently added to Newberry's Order of the Gray Stripe.

Newberry hosts Catawba in both teams' South Atlantic Conference opener at 6 p.m. Saturday.