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Cumberlands' Dewaun Harrison earns NAIA player of the week

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Dewaun Harrison of Cumberlands (Ky.) received NAIA Football Defensive Player of the Week honors, the national office announced Monday.

Harrison, a linebacker from Chickamauga, Ga., played a pivotal role in Cumberlands' 31-27 victory against then-No. 23 Faulkner University on Oct. 6.

The sophomore tallied a season-high seven tackles, including one tackle-for-loss, but it was his 42-yard interception return for a touchdown that highlighted his performance.

The pick happened with a little more than three minutes remaining in the third quarter and gave the Patriots a 21-7 advantage. It was his second interception return for a score this season. He also added one pass breakup and a forced fumble.

Harrison is fifth on the team with 26 tackles (14 solo) and second with three interceptions.

For the complete NAIA Player of the Week calendar, click here. The next NAIA National Football Players of the Week will be announced on Oct. 15.


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