Sept. 30, 2008
Washington, D.C - Georgetown University sophomore linebacker Nick Parrish (Irving, Texas/Jesuit College Prep) was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after scoring both Hoyas touchdowns on interception returns in their 38-14 loss to Holy Cross on Saturday. In addition, Parrish was tabbed the ECAC Co-Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday afternoon.
Parrish intercepted two passes and returned both for touchdowns of 95 and 31 yards. His feat matched a Patriot League and FCS record. Parrish is the 23rd player in FCS history to accomplish the feat, and only the 2nd Patriot League player. The linebacker also recorded 11 tackles to lead the GU defense.
During the second quarter, Parrish intercepted his first pass from Holy Cross quarterback Dominic Randolph and returned it 95-yards to put the Hoyas on the board, moving them within one score, 14-7. The 95-yard return was the second longest in school history.
In the fourth quarter, Parrish found himself in the right spot for his second touchdown, grabbing a tipped pass against Randolph and returning it 31-yards.
It was the second time Parrish has been honored by the league as he was named Patriot League Rookie of the Week once last season.
Georgetown (1-3, 0-2 Patriot League) travels to Hamilton, N.Y. to take on league opponent Colgate University on Saturday, Oct. 4. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. The game will be streamed live online at www.Gocolgateraiders.com and is available for purchase for $5.95