Michael Dereus Named Patriot League Honorable Mention

Sept. 18, 2017

WASHINGTON - Georgetown University football’s sophomore wide receiver Michael Dereus (Hyde Park, Mass./Williston Northampton) earned Patriot League Honorable Mention honors on Monday, recognizing his efforts in Saturday’s home opener against Marist.

Dereus had four catches for a team-high 72 yards and a touchdown as GU’s second-half comeback fell just short in a 14-12 loss to the Red Foxes. The sophomore pulled the Blue & Gray within two points in the fourth quarter with a 44-yard touchdown reception, out-battling his defender on a deep pass from Tim Barnes (Oradell, N.J./River Dell Regional). It was Dereus’ second touchdown reception in as many weeks to start the season after he hauled in six passes for 114 yards and a score in GU’s season-opening victory at Campbell.

This is the first career honorable mention selection for Dereus, and the second of the season for the Hoyas. Dereus earned Patriot League Rookie of the Week honors last season.

The Hoyas will head back out on the road to play at Columbia University, the first of three-consecutive games against Ivy League opponents, on Saturday, September 23. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. It will be the annual battle for the Lou Little Trophy, named after the College Football Hall of Fame Head Coach who coached at both Georgetown and Columbia.



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