Tiller earns Defensive Player of the Week honors
Monday, October 22, 2018
Tiller earns Defensive Player of the Week honors
Terry Tiller posted six tackles with two sacks and four tackles for loss to garner MSC Defensive Player of the Week accolades. (Credit Coy Gill)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Terry Tiller earned Mid-South Conference Bluegrass Division Defensive Player of the Week honors Monday after notching six solo tackles with two sacks in a 24-21 victory over No. 4 Lindsey Wilson, as announced by the league office.

The Chattanooga, Tenn., native added two other tackles for loss, one pass break-up and one quarterback hurry, as the Phoenix limited the high-powered Blue Raiders to just 284 yards of total offense. Lindsey Wilson entered the game averaging over 50 points and 500 yards per game this season.

The senior safety registered a sack in the second and third quarters and his other two tackles for loss were on swing passes out of the backfield. Tiller ranks second on the club with 57 tackles and has a team-leading 10.5 tackles for loss along with 3.0 sacks and six pass break-ups in nine games.