ZACK NASH NAMED BIG SKY DEFENSIVE PLAYER OFTHE WEEK AFTER RECORD-BREAKING PERFORMANCE
OGDEN, Utah — Sacramento State defensive end Zack Nash has been named the Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Week, it was announced today. The honor is the second for Nash during his career and his first this season.
In the win at Idaho State, Nash set the Big Sky and Sacramento State single-game record with 5.0 sacks. Against the Bengals, he finished the game with six solo tackles — all of which were for loss — a forced fumble and a quarterback hurry.
His sack total broke the conference mark of 4.5 which was held by Montana State's Ada Cordeiro and the Hornet record of 4.0 which was set by Christian Clark. In the process, the Vacaville, Calif., native also set the Sacramento State single-season record with 13.0 sacks during the 2010 season.
Nash also tied the school single-game mark with 6.0 tackles-for-loss. Dan Rooney had been in sole possession of that record since 1995.
Heading into this weekend's game at UC Davis, Nash is ranked second in the Football Championship Subdivision with 1.3 sacks per game. He is also the Big Sky leader in sacks and tackles-for-loss.