ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) –Carson-Newman linebacker Rondrow Peebles was named the D2Football.com National Defensive Player of the Week for his outstanding play during week one of the 2019 season, it was announced on Tuesday (Sept. 10).
Peebles, a junior from Knoxville, Tenn., made his first collegiate start a memorable one as he led the Eagles to a 20-13 win over West Florida. He collected a career-high 12 tackles, including three solo tackles and nine assists with 1.5 sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss. In all, he accounted for 28 total yards for loss. Additionally, Peebles broke-up two West Florida passes.
Peebles was also named the South Atlantic Conference AstroTurf Defensive Player of the Week and the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Player of the Week.
Also earning D2Football.com National Player of the Week honors were Roland Rivers of Slippery Rock on offense and Zach Gaines from West Alabama on special teams.
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