VALDOSTA, Ga. - Valdosta State's Jeremy Grable was named the Gulf South Conference Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Blazers to a 35-27 victory over Texas A&M-Kingsville this past Saturday.
The honor was a career first for Grable, a senior who played his final game for Valdosta State this past Saturday.
In the game, Grable finished with a team-high 14 tackles, including five solo stops and one tackle for loss. He also intercepted a pass in the second quarter of the game and returned it 11 yards for a touchdown, a score that cut a 17-7 VSU deficit to 17-14 going into halftime.
Additionally, with Texas A&M-Kingsville driving near midfield in the fourth quarter and the Blazers holding an eight-point advantage, Grable stripped Javelina Robert Armstrong of the ball after a reception and recovered the fumble, which he returned nine yards.
Grable finished the 2013 season with 88 tackles, second-best on the team. He finished his career with 259 tackles, the 10th highest total in Valdosta State football history.