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GU's Adham Talaat named ECAC Division III Northeast Defensive Player of the Week

GU's Adham Talaat named ECAC Division III Northeast Defensive Player of the Week

CENTERVILLE, Mass. - The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced its players of the week for the week ending Oct. 20 and Gallaudet University junior defensive lineman Adham Talaat (Springfield, Va.) was named the Division III Northeast Football Defensive Player of the Week. This is the second award this week for Talaat, who was also named Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) Defensive Player of the Week. This is Gallaudet's first ECAC honor this season.

Talaat helped lead Gallaudet to a comfortable 48-26 victory over ECFC opponent Becker College this past Saturday as the Bison improved to 5-2 on the year and 3-1 in the conference. He made his way into Becker's offensive backfield all afternoon long and picked up 2.5 sacks in the victory. He also added 3.5 tackles for a loss of 24 yards and forced a fumble. The junior now has 24 tackles, 4.5 sacks for a loss of 39 yards, four forced fumbles and two quarterback hurries on the season.

Talaat and the rest of the Gallaudet Bison defense will look to slow down Castleton State's high-powered offense on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 1:30 p.m. when they host the Spartans at Hotchkiss Field during homecoming weekend.

About the ECAC

The ECAC is the nation's largest athletic and the only multi-divisional conference in the country with approximately 300 Division I, II, and III colleges and universities. The ECAC stretches from Maine to North Carolina and westerly to Illinois. Established in 1938, the ECAC, a non-profit service organization, sponsors nearly 100 championships in 37 men's and women's sports and assigns more than 4,400 officials in 12 sports. The ECAC also administers nine affiliate sports organizations and six playing leagues, and through the public relations arm of the conference, more than 2,000 student-athletes are recognized annually. Finally, the ECAC serves as the primary conference for select members in the sports of men's ice hockey, women's ice hockey, and men's lacrosse. For more information about the ECAC please visit its website www.ecac.org.