Cash Takes Home NDPOW Honors

A monster effort against Georgia Tech on Saturday by Jeremy Cash was noticed nationwide as the Duke senior was named National Defensive Player of the Week.

Per a Duke Sports Information press release…

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke redshirt senior safety Jeremy Cash received National Defensive Player of the Week honors from the Walter Camp Foundation following the Blue Devils’ 34-20 win over No. 20 Georgia Tech.

A 6-2, 210-pound native of Miami, Fla., Cash spearheaded Duke’s defensive effort with 12 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, two caused fumbles and four QB pressures.  Duke held Georgia Tech to 173 rushing yards – 204 below its season average (377.0), which ranked second nationally entering the week – while snapping the Yellow Jackets’ nation’s-best 17-game streak of consecutive outings with 200-plus rushing yards.

Cash is the fifth Duke player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the fourth defensive honoree.

For the season, Cash leads the Blue Devils in tackles (34), tackles for loss (8.0), sacks (1.5), caused fumbles (3) and QB pressures (6) as Duke ranks seventh nationally in scoring defense (11.5) and 10th nationally in total defense by surrendering 261.0 yards per week. 

TCU wide receiver Josh Doctson was tabbed the National Offensive Player of the Week after catching 18 passes for 267 yards and three touchdowns in a 55-52 victory over Texas Tech.

With the win, Duke improved to 3-1 overall and 1-0 in the ACC.  The Blue Devils will host Boston College on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. (RSN) at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium.  Tickets are available at or by calling the Duke Athletic Ticket Office at 919-681-BLUE.

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