Footballs Morris McLaughlin Named UNCP Athlete of the Week
PEMBROKE – After turning in an
outstanding performance amidst UNCP's 42-14 destruction of Saint
Paul's on Saturday afternoon in South Hill, Va., senior defensive
McLaughlin has been named this week's UNCP Athlete of the Week,
athletic department officials announced Monday.
McLaughlin, a Siler City native, matched fellow stalwart Karlin Brown in registering a team-best six tackles against the Tigers, but set up tent behind the line of scrimmage at Parkview High School on Saturday. The fifth-year senior amassed five tackles for loss (-19 yards), included in which was a phenomenal three sacks (-12 yards). The performance marked the second time in his career that McLaughlin has accomplished such a feat as he tallied a school record 3-1/2 sacks (-28) yards in his redshirt freshman season against Concord.
McLaughlin has totaled 95 tackles in his three-year career at UNCP, including 39-1/2 tackles for loss (-171 yards), two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, two pass break-ups and a blocked kick. He has also tallied 17 quarterback sacks, including 16 solo stuffs, during his time with the Black and Gold as well.
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