Zak DeOssie Named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week

Oct. 23, 2006

Providence, Rhode Island - Brown senior All-American linebacker Zak DeOssie (North Andover, MA) turned in a dominating performance in Brown's 28-7 Ivy League victory over Cornell on Saturday and has been named the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week.

A finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award as the nation's top defensive player, DeOssie helped the Bear defense shut down Cornell's attack in the second half, limiting the Big Red to just 47 yards in the third and fourth quarters. DeOssie -- who leads the nation in solo stops -- once again dominated the defensive side of the ball with 14 total tackles -- including 10 unassisted -- as well as a tackle for a loss and a hurry.

DeOssie always seems to come up with big games against the Big Red. Just a year ago, he was named the Ivy League Player of the Week against Cornell for making 12 tackles and two tackle for a loss in a win over the Big Red in Ithaca.

DeOssie leads the Bears' defense in 2006 with 67 total tackles, including 46 solo stops and 8.5 tackles for a loss.

The Bears will be back in action on Saturday, October 28, traveling to Philadelphia for a match-up against the Penn Quakers at Franklin Field. The game will be televised live on CSTV, starting at 12:00 noon.