RICHMOND, Va.—Junior linebacker Devon Jackson (Williamstown, N.J.) of the University of New Hampshire football team was named the Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Week for his outstanding efforts in the Wildcats’ upset victory at Ball State on Sept. 12, 23-16. The win was the fifth consecutive over an FBS team for New Hampshire, which also defeated Rutgers (2004), Northwestern (2006), Marshall (2007), and Army (2008).

Jackson recorded eight total tackles (five solo, three assisted), garnered a sack for five yards and had 2.5 tackles for loss (11 yards). Jackson led a Wildcat defense which limited the Cardinals to just 127 yards of total offense. The Williamstown, N.J., native, forced a key Ball State fumble in the fourth quarter which gave New Hampshire the ball for the final drive, and allowed it to run out the clock. He also had the tackle that earned UNH a safety in the first quarter to start a 16-0 scoring run for the ‘Cats.

UNH is off this week before returning to action at home on Sept. 26 vs. Dartmouth. Game time is at 12 p.m. and tickets are available online at

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