Oct. 15, 2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - San Diego State football player Jake Fely has been named the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced today. Additionally, the Oceanside, Calif., native was picked as one of two national defensive performers of the week by the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA).
A linebacker, Fely had a career-high 13 tackles (his previous best was eight) in the Aztecs' 38-14 victory over Colorado State on Saturday. He also set career highs with 2.0 sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss, while recovering his second fumble of his career (and season). The 2.0 sacks were the most by an SDSU player since Miles Burris had 2.0 vs. Fresno State on Dec. 3, 2011, while his 3.5 TFL were the most since Burris had 3.5 vs. UNLV on Nov. 27, 2010.
It was the first Mountain West weekly award for Fely.
Fely was joined by Rutgers' Khaseem Greene as the CFPA Defensive Performers of the Week. Fely was also chosen as a linebacker performer of the week (along with Greene), while teammate Derek Largent (eight tackles, two interceptions) was an honorable mention selection on the linebacker list.
In seven games this season, Fely has 39 tackles (30 solo), 7.5 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks, two fumble recoveries and a pass breakup. He is ranked in a tie for 39th in the country with 0.71 sacks per game.
San Diego State, which is 4-3 this season and 2-1 in the Mountain West, travels to Reno, Nev., to take on Nevada (6-1, 3-0 MW) at 7:30 p.m. PT Saturday in a game that will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network.