Ferris State Two-Sport Standout DeShaun Thrower Named GLIAC Defensive Player Of Week

DeShaun Thrower

Big Rapids, Mich. - For the second time in his collegiate career, Ferris State University junior defensive back DeShaun Thrower (Muskegon) has been recognized as the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Player of the Week.

Thrower earned this week's GLIAC Defensive Player of the Week distinction. He had an impressive season-opening debut in the Bulldogs' decisive 49-17 triumph over East Stroudsburg on Thursday (Aug. 31) night at Top Taggart Field.

A two-sport standout, Thrower made his first career start and scored on a 51-yard fumble recovery return in the game for his first career touchdown while also adding an interception that he returned for 45 yards. He finished with four tackles and helped the FSU defense limit the Warriors to less than 300 total yards and only 37 yards rushing on 30 carries.

Previously, last year Thrower was recognized as the GLIAC Special Teams Player of the Week.

Along with being a Bulldog football player, Thrower played a key role last winter for the Bulldogs' 2018 NCAA Division II National Championship men's basketball squad that registered a historic 38-1 overall mark.

This week, Thrower and the Bulldogs will play host to #19 Findlay in a top 20 showdown on Saturday (Sept. 8) at Top Taggart Field. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. (ET). For ticket information, please call (231) 591-2888 or visit FerrisStateBulldogs.com.