RICHMOND, Va. – University of New Hampshire middle linebacker Matt Evans (Hanover, Mass.) was named the CAA Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, making it back-to-back weeks the sophomore has been feted for the honor and the third straight week a Wildcat player has been recognized as the league's top defensive performer.
Evans, the CAA's leader in overall tackles (93) and solo stops (47), was named the CAA Co-Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 18 on the heels of the Wildcats' 28-17 victory at then-No. 6 James Madison. That week he returned a fumble 17 yards for a touchdown, compiled a career-high-tying 14 tackles and forced a fumble.
UNH safety John Greer was named the CAA Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 11 after notching two interceptions, including a 40-yard pick-six, in the Wildcats' 17-0 shutout of then-11th-ranked Richmond at Cowell Stadium.
Following a bye week, UNH (5-3, 3-2 CAA) will seek to extend its 13-game home winning streak when it tangles with fourth-ranked William & Mary at Cowell Stadium on Nov. 6 at 12 p.m. Tickets are available HERE, by calling (603) 862-4000, extension 5, or by visiting the Whittemore Center Box Office weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.