Jonathan Newsome, a senior defensive end on the Ball State football team, has been named the Mid-American Conference West Division Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in Ball State's 44-24 victory over Central Michigan Wednesday.
Newsome tallied seven tackles, including two sacks for a loss of 15 yards in the win, which helped improve te Cardinals to a 9-1 overall and 6-0 MAC mark. Newsome, who leads Ball State with six sacks on the year, has 14.5 sacks in his two seasons at Ball State.
This marks the second time this season Newsome has earned the honor. He also received the award after his performance in Ball State's 48-27 win at Virginia Oct. 5.
Ball State will play at Northern Illinois Wednesday in an 8 p.m. game that will air on ESPN2.