Jelani Williamson Named Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week

Williamson had six tackles, an interception and returned a blocked field goal for a touchdown against Princeton

Oct. 10, 2016

WASHINGTON - Georgetown University football junior defensive back Jelani Williamson (Silver Spring, Md./Good Counsel) was named the Corvias Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week when the league announced its weekly awards on Monday. The honor recognizes Williamson’s performance in GU’s game against Princeton on Saturday.

Williamson recorded his second interception in as many weeks, picking off a pass in the end zone for a touchback to halt a Princeton drive in the first quarter. He also recorded six tackles on the day, four of the solo variety, and scooped up a blocked field goal and returned it 51 yards for a touchdown to give the Hoyas an early 7-0 lead.

His two interceptions on the season lead the Hoya defense, while he ranks sixth on the team with 26 total tackles and fifth with 14 solo takedowns.

This is Williamson’s second-consecutive recognition by the Patriot League as he was named honorable mention on Oct. 3 after registering an interception and 10 tackles at Harvard. Georgetown has now had four different players recognized with weekly awards this season. Along with Williamson, senior Hunter Kiselick (Nutley, N.J./Bergen Catholic) and Harry McCollum (Arlington Heights, Ill./Saint Viator) have both been named Special Teams Player of the Week while freshman Marquis Parris (Atlanta, Ga./Tri Cities) was named Rookie of the Week following the contest at Harvard.

The Hoyas will open Patriot League play next weekend when Lehigh visits the Hilltop. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 15.



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