LeJeune Named LSWA Defensive Player of the Week

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LeJeune Named LSWA Defensive Player of the Week

RUSTON, La. — LSU strong safety Norman LeJeune and  Northwestern State quarterback Kevin Magee earned the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Player of the Week awards for their efforts Saturday.

LeJeune earned the defensive player of the week after leading an LSU defense that held UL-Lafayette without a point in a 48-0 Tiger victory. The strong safety recorded a team-best 11 tackles, including six solo stops, while also adding two tackles for 16 yards in losses and one sack. LeJeune spearheaded an LSU defensive effort that held the Cajuns to only 70 total yards.

Magee earned the offensive player of the week after leading the Demons to a 47-20 win over Elon, completing 11 of 16 passes for 236 yards and three touchdowns. The Keatchie, La., native led Northwestern State on scoring drives on the first five possessions of the game before ending the first half by taking a knee. Magee’s effort helped the Demons record 615 total yards of offense, only seven yards short of setting a new school single game record.

The LSWA players of the week are nominated by the sports information directors of the football playing institutions in the state of Louisiana. A panel of LSWA members across the state vote on the players of the week.

Other offensive players nominated: Tulane quarterback J.P. Losman, UL-Monroe tailback Bryant Jacobs, Grambling State quarterback Bruce Eugene, Louisiana Tech running back Joe Smith, LSU running back Joseph Addai and Nicholls State quarterback Josh Son.

Other defensive player’s nominated: Tulane cornerback Lynaris Elpheage, Grambling State defensive back Denmark Reed, Louisiana Tech free safety Michael Johnson, Nicholls State defensive back David Willis and Northwestern State linebacker Germond Williams.