He’s the only player at the FBS level to lead his team in tackles every single game. He had 126 tackles on the season.
He has 481 career tackles. He’s had a 101 or more tackles each season (101, 137, 117 and 126). He had a career-best 106 solo tackles as a sophomore in 2013.
Since 2005, he has the most solo tackles in an NCAA career. His 481 tackles are the third-most in a career, as well.
Ragland and Nassib are considered two of the most impactful players on the defensive side of the ball in college football this season. It’s nice to see Matakevich get recognized after a stellar career at Temple, and the past three seasons being often-overlooked because of the team’s record.
Cash has a 18 tackles-for-loss for a safety at Duke. Plus, Lawson is a part of the Tigers’ Brent Venables defense that has smothered teams this season.
He was also named the Walter Camp Connecticut Player of the Year.
Temple joins 13 different schools to have just one winner of this award. Five teams, including the Arizona Wildcats, Miami (FL) Hurricanes, Northwestern Wildcats, Oklahoma Sooners and the Texas Longhorns have two winners each.