James Madison redshirt-senior lineback Stephon Robertson has been named the Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive week, the league announced today. It is the second time this season and fourth in his career he has earned the honor.
The reigning CAA Football's Preseason Defensive Player of the Year picked up his second-consecutive weekly honor on the heels of a standout defensive effort against Delaware on Saturday. The senior turned in a career-high 16 tackles, including a career-best 4.5 for loss, in Newark and now leads the league with 61 stops on the year. Robertson also came away with his third career interception in the loss, one that led to the first points of the game for JMU.
JMU will return to action at Bridgeforth Stadium on Oct. 5 to face CAA newcomer Albany at 1:30 p.m. The Family Weekend contest is sold out. Tickets for the Oct. 12 game against Richmond are currently on sale, as well as available for student online pickup and for students to purchase guest tickets