Coastal Carolina senior linebacker Quinn Backus has once again been named the Big South Defensive Player of the Week after tallying a game-high 14 total tackles and two forced fumbles Saturday in the Chanticleers' 31-16 win at The Citadel.
Backus has now earned the conference's defensive player of the week award nine times in his career while also being named the Big South Defensive Player of the Year the last two seasons.
He had 11 of his 14 tackles by the end of the third quarter Saturday as the Chants had held The Citadel to just 231 yards of offense at that point while building a 21-3 lead. In 29 career starts, Backus has led the Chants in tackles 19 times.
He also earned some national recognition, being named one of four National All-Stars by the College Sporting News and a defensive player of the week by CollegeSportsMadness.com.
Backus leads all active FCS players in career tackles with 328, which is currently sixth in Big South history.
For more on Backus, here is our feature story that ran last week discussing his expectations for his final season: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2014/08/23/4429352/backus-hoping-to-lead-the-charge.html?sp=/99/167/628/231/
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