Monday, October 18, 2010

Jamon Hughes Named C-USA Player of the Week

Posted By on Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 4:07 PM

Consider how hard it must be to earn Defensive Player of the Week honors when your team gives up 41 points.

Jamon Hughes
  • Jamon Hughes

Such is the plight of Tiger linebacker Jamon Hughes, quietly having the finest season of any Memphis player, but part of a defense that has allowed an average of 39 points per game. On Monday, the senior was honored by Conference USA after collecting 21 tackles — the most by a Tiger in 31 years — against Southern Miss last Saturday at the Liberty Bowl. He's the first Memphis player to earn DPOW honors since Clinton McDonald in September 2008.

Hughes leads C-USA with 86 tackles this season (ranking second in the entire nation), and has led Memphis in tackles every game this season.

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