HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA-Freshman defensive end Shaq Thomas (Chester, VA/Thomas Dale) was named to the D3Football.com Team of the Week after his stellar play in the Tigers' 42-21 victory over Shenandoah University this past Saturday.
In his first career start, Thomas recorded seven tackles and posted game-highs in sacks (2.0) and tackles-for-loss (3.0). He set the tone early, recording a tackle for loss on the second play of the game followed by a sack on the next play to force a three-and-out for the Hornets.
Thomas came up big at the end of the first half as well. Shenandoah was marching down the field just before intermission trailing 14-7, and on the last play of the half, Thomas helped sack the quarterback to stop the drive and preserve the Tiger lead.
Thomas and the Tigers are currently gearing up to host the Quakers of Guilford College this Saturday in a pivotal ODAC match up. Kick off is set for 1:00 pm.
To view the entire D3Football.com Team of the Week, click here.