SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The honors are pouring in today for Sacramento State's Dre Terrell. The cornerback earned national FCS defensive player of the week honors from both STATS, Inc., as well as College Football Performance Awards. Terrell was also named the Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
In the team's 56-22 win over Incarnate Word on Saturday, Terrell had three first-half interceptions. Those picks made him the fifth player in school history to recorded three interceptions in a game and the first since Ramon Payne at Idaho State in 2004. He also led the team with six tackles, including a tackle-for-loss, and had a pass breakup. His first interception came on a diving over-the-shoulder catch on a 47-yard pass attempt down the middle of the field late in the first quarter. He jumped a route along the sideline and returned it 20-yards early in the second quarter for his second pick. However, the third one was the most thrilling as he made a swiping one-handed, full-extention catch at the 1-yard line with 17 seconds left in the first quarter.
Terrell now has four interceptions this season, which is two more than any player in the FCS, after not having one in the previous two years. His total matches the Sacramento State team total from a year ago and is the most by a Hornet since Zach Schrader had four in 2009.
The Elk Grove native is the first Sacramento State player to earn national defensive player of the week since Darnell Sankey in 2013.
Sacramento State will host Weber State in a non-league contest on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m.
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