Nix Become's Kent State's Third MAC East Defensive Player of the Week
CLEVELAND - Kent State sophomore defensive tackle Roosevelt Nix (Reynoldsburg, Ohio) was named Mid-American Conference East Divsion Defensive Player of the Week Monday by the conference office. Nix anchored a Kent State defense that held Miami to just 166 yards of total offense in a 9-3 loss this past Saturday.
Early in the game, Nix forced a fumble that led to a Kent State field goal and went on to post career-highs of six tackles and four solo stops. He recorded two tackles for loss, a pair of quarterback hurries and broke up a pass. Miami was averaging 350 yards of offense per game before Nix spent much of his Saturday in the RedHawk backfield. He leads the Flashes with 10 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles, which both rank among the MAC’s top three.
Nix is only one of seven players on the Bednarik Watch list from a non-BCS school and is the lone representative for the Mid-American Conference. In 2010, he became the first true freshman ever to be named Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Year.
Earlier this season, sophomore safety Luke Wollet (Poland, Ohio) and junior linebacker C.J. Malauulu (Oceanside, Calif.) each earned MAC East Defensive Player of the Week honors.
The Golden Flashes will get the week off from competition, before hosting Bowling Green on Oct. 29 at Dix Stadium.