McNeese redshirt sophomore linebacker Micah Davey has been selected as this week’s Jersey Mikes Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday.
Davey recorded a career-high 21 tackles in the finale against Lamar and that is the second-most in a game in McNeese football history. Davey also became the first player in school history to record back-to-back 20-tackle games, as he recorded 20 last week against Houston Christian University.
For his performance, Davey was also selected as the FedEx Ground FCS National Defensive Player of the Week Honorable Mention for the second consecutive week.
For the season, Davey set a new Cowboy record with a 15.3 tackles per game average while his 153 total tackles rank as the sixth-most in a season in history. He recorded double-digit tackles in all 10 games and would have given the single-season record of 172 a run had the game against Northwestern State not been canceled.
For his career, Davey will enter his junior season in 2024 with 221 tackles, ranking him just outside the McNeese all-time top 20 list. He becomes the second Cowboy this season to garner Player of the Week honors by the league. Former returner Cam Thomas earned special team accolades back in week one.