Jake Fely Named MW Defensive Player of the Week

Oct. 29, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - San Diego State sophomore football player Jake Fely (San Diego/Oceanside HS) has been named the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced today. It is the second career award for the Oceanside, Calif., native and his second in three weeks.

Fely became the first Aztec to earn MW Defensive Player-of-the-Week honors twice in the same season since linebacker Joe Martin in 2006. SDSU has now had a player of the week in all four weeks in October, including Ryan Katz (offensive on Oct. 8), Fely (defensive on Oct. 15 and Oct. 29) and Chance Marden (Oct. 22). Nat Berhe also was the MW Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 10.

Fely had a team-high and game-tying-high 11 tackles in San Diego State's 24-13 victory over UNLV on Saturday night. The win made the Aztecs bowl eligible for the third consecutive season and stretched their win streak to four games. Fely's 11 tackles were the second most of his career, while his 2.0 sacks tied a career high. He also added 2.0 tackles for loss (both the sacks) and forced his first fumble of the season and fourth of his career.

It was the third time this season that Fely led SDSU in tackles and fifth time in his career. On the season, Fely ranks second on the squad with 59 tackles and first in tackles for loss (10.0) and sacks (7.0). His 0.78 sacks per game ranks in a tie for 33rd in the country.

San Diego State (6-3, 4-1 Mountain West) looks to continue its four-game winning streak Saturday when it travels to No. 19/19 Boise State (7-1, 4-0).