Florida Tech’s J.T. Hassell Named Gulf South Conference Defensive Player of the Week
By Daniel Supraner, Florida Tech Sports // September 11, 2018
Senior linebacker is first GSC player since 2015 to record at least 19 tackles in a game
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech football’s J.T. Hassell has been named the Gulf South Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week, announced by the GSC office on Monday.
Hassell is the first Panther to win the award since teammate Adonis Davis earned the honor last season.
The senior linebacker racked up a career-best 19 tackles to guide Florida Tech to a 17-10 victory over Newberry in the Panthers’ home opener on Saturday.
The Titusville, Florida native also recorded one tackle for loss totaling seven yards and forced one fumble.
Hassell is the first GSC player since 2015 to record at least 19 tackles in a game. The 2017 All-GSC selection leads Florida Tech with 21 tackles through two games this season, including 14 solo stops.
The Panthers host Delta State this Saturday, Sept. 8, for their GSC opener at Panther Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. The matchup with DSU is the GSC-TV Game of the Week and will be streamed live on ESPN3 and the ESPN App.
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