It’s time for BCP’s Distinguished Alumni of the week for the defensive side of the ball for October 6th, 2015. There’s a couple of names that have already made their way to our radars this season, and a couple that haven’t made it–although we’re quite confident you’ll recognize anyways.
AND THE NOMINEES ARE?
Frankie Williams, CB – Purdue (Robinson HS)
He’s one of the first to ever be featured on this website and we’ll never forget his commitment to the Boilermakers at his house over live stream with us. Last week, the senior Captain almost held the Spartans of Michigan State in-check after giving up a big lead in the first half. Williams’ interception and return for 24 yards helped the Boilers immensely in that quest to comeback. Frankie also had two returns on kickoffs for 38 yards and a tackle in the 24-21 loss.
Auggie Sanchez, MLB – USF (Northeast HS)
The Bulls couldn’t hold on to the early lead they built versus Memphis, but Sanchez still racked up 12 tackles in the 24-17 loss to the Tigers. Sanchez has been a beast for the Bulls since his arrival last season.
Vernon Hargreaves III, DB – Florida (Wharton HS)
The Gators are red-hot and have made bait out of Tennessee and Ole Miss in consecutive weeks in The Swamp. VH3’s seven tackles in the 38-10 blowout versus the Rebels lands him back on the list this week. The Gators are in Columbia, Missouri this Saturday Night and are trying to stay on track in the SEC East.
Derwin James, S – FSU (Haines City HS)
First appearance for James on this list, but we certainly think this won’t be the last as his six tackles and two QB hurries against Wake Forest actually helped quite a bit in the quagmire in Winston-Salem. The ‘Noles got the 24-16 victory over the Demon Deacons and will try to break-out in primetime versus Miami at Doak Campbell this Saturday.
Brandon Leston, S – Western Kentucky (Clearwater HS)
After transferring from D-II Presbyterian in South Carolina, Leston became the starter for the Hilltoppers last season and is contributing big-time for WKU. His seven tackles and a PBU against Rice led the team on the afternoon and helped the ‘Toppers get the 49-10 victory over the Owls.
ANF THE BCP DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK IS?
Auggie Sanchez – His game vs. Memphis is just par-for-the course following what we’ve been watching for years now since his time as a Viking. His 65 tackles, two tackles-for-loss, an interception, 2 pass break-up’s, and a fumble recovery as a freshman for the Bulls in 2014 is a fantastic foundation. Congrats to Auggie!