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Duke Safety Jeremy Cash Named WK 4 Lott IMPACT Player Of The Week
- Updated: September 29, 2015
NEWPORT BEACH, Ca. – Duke Safety Jeremy Cash has been named the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week.
The 6-2, 210-pound senior from Miami was a huge defensive force in Duke’s 34-20 win over Georgia Tech. Cash not only led his team in tackles with 12, but three of those tackles were for losses and one was a sack. He also forced two fumbles and had four quarterback hurries.
Duke (3-1) held Georgia Tech to 173 rushing yards, 204 yards below their average.
In recognition of Cash’s performance, the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation, sponsors of the Lott IMPACT Trophy, will make a $1,000 donation to the general scholarship fund at Duke.
Cash, who is a two-time team captain, graduated from Duke in the spring with a degree in psychology and is now continuing his education by pursuing courses in liberal studies. In July, Cash told Paul Myerberg of USA Today: “Honestly, when people ask me, ‘Hey are you a football player,’ I always tell them no. I’m a student that plays football. I think there’s a difference because I don’t let football define the type of person I am.”
He is a returning All-American who leads the Blue Devils with 34 tackles and eight tackles for losses. He also won All-American honors as a sophomore after transferring from Ohio State. He could become the first three-time All-American in Duke history.
Other notable performances by players on the Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List were:
Shilique Calhoun, DE, Sr., Michigan State – Blocked a field goal attempt, had 3.5 tackles for losses, including 2.5 sacks. Also had four quarterback hurries, broke up one pass and had six total tackles in win over Central Michigan, 30-10.
Su’a Cravens, S, Sr., USC – Led Trojans with 6 tackles, 2 tackles for losses and forced one fumble in win over Arizona State, 42-14 (35-0 at half).
Dean Lowry, DE, Sr. Northwestern – Blocked a field goal attempt, had 2 quarterback hurries, broke up one pass and recorded 4 tackles in win over Ball State, 24-19.
Blake Martinez, LB, Sr, Stanford – Led team with 12 tackles, broke up one pass and was credited with one quarterback hurry in 42-24 win over Oregon State.
Joshua Perry, LB, Sr., Ohio State – Had 13 tackles, 2 tackles for losses and a sack in Buckeyes’ 38-12 win over Western Michigan.
Jeremy Timpf, LB, Jr., Army – Team high 8 tackles for Cadets and forced a fumble in win over Eastern Michigan, 58-36.
Anthony Zettel, DT, Sr., Penn State – Team high 7 tackles, 2.5 tackles for losses, a fumble recovery and a pass break up in 37-21 win over San Diego State.
2015 Winners of the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week
Week 1 – Calvin Munson, San Diego State
Week 4 – Jeremy Cash, Duke