CENTERVILLE, Mass. – Salisbury University junior safety Greg Stanton has been named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Northwest Defensive Player of the Week for football, the organization announced on Tuesday.
Stanton helped the No. 8 Sea Gulls to a 24-21 win over Alfred University on Saturday with a game- and career-high 12 tackles. A Damascus, Md., native, Stanton made his fourth interception of the season and sixth of his career in the third quarter.
Stanton also posted half a tackle for loss and two passes broken up on the day.
Through seven games this season, Stanton is second on the team with 44 tackles and has 1.5 tackles for loss, six breakups and one blocked kick to go along with the four interceptions.
He is the first Salisbury player to claim ECAC weekly honors this season.
Salisbury (6-1, 4-0 Empire 8) travels to Ithaca, N.Y., to take on Ithaca College on Saturday at noon.
Click here to view all of the ECAC football weekly award winners.