BAY CITY, Mich. – A career performance by linebacker Ross Thompson (Delphos, Ohio) earned the sophomore recognition as the GLIAC Defensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced today.
Thompson set personal bests with 17 tackles (nine solo) and 4.0 tackles for loss in the Panthers' 28-17 win over Wayne State on Saturday. The 17 tackles are tied for the third-most in a game in ODU history, and the 4.0 tackles for loss are tied for the fourth-most in ODU annals.
He was part of a defensive effort that held in check a Wayne State offense that entered the game averaging 36 points and 466 yards per game. ODU held Wayne to 349 yards in the contest, including just 10 yards rushing in the fourth quarter.
Thompson leads the team and ranks ninth in the GLIAC with 86 tackles this fall. He now ranks seventh in the conference with 10.0 tackles for loss. He's forced two fumbles, recovering one, and has a pair of pass break ups as well.
Ohio Dominican (7-3, 7-3 GLIAC) plays host to Ashland at noon Saturday in Panther Stadium. The Panthers received a vote in the AFCA Top 25 poll this week, while Ashland (8-2, 6-2 GLIAC) is ranked No. 20.
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