LAKE CHARLES – McNeese’s Micah Davey has picked up yet another honor.
The sophomore linebacker — and son of former LSU star quarterback — has garnered honorable mention honors as this week’s FedEx Ground FCS National Defensive Player of the Week, Stats Perform announced.
Davey was one of 15 players to receive honorable mention honors, while Weber State linebacker Winston Reid was named the FedEx Ground FCS National Defensive Player of the Week.
Davey recorded a career-high 20 tackles with 13 solos in Saturday’s game against Houston Christian University, while also recording two tackles for a loss and a pass breakup. Davey’s 20 tackles are the most by a player in the Southland Conference this season.
Davey is the first Cowboy to record 20 tackles in a game since B.J. Blunt recorded 20 against Abilene Christian in 2018. That mark has been reached only two other times in program history, both done by Charlie Ayro (20 in 1997 and a school-record 23 vs. Nicholls in 1996).
Davey enters this Saturday’s “Battle of the Border” game at Lamar leading the nation with 14.7 tackles per game, 8.4 solo stops per contest, and is second in the FCS with 132 total tackles through nine games.
That total ties him with Terry Irving (1991) as the 8th-most in a single season in McNeese football history while also increasing his career total to 200 tackles.