Truman Football’s Jaylen Jefferson and Jack Marth have earned the Great Lakes Valley Conference Special Teams and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, following the Bulldogs 27-9 victory over Wayne (Mich.) State on Saturday.
Jefferson took the second half kickoff 92-yards to put Truman up 27-3. It was his second kickoff return touchdown in his career for Jefferson and the senior from St. Louis is averaging 86.5 yards in his only two kick returns this season.
In his second collegiate game, Marth recorded five tackles, with a quarterback sack that resulted in a forced fumble and subsequent Bulldog recovery. The Quincy freshman was also credited with two QB hurries. In his first two games, Marth has seven tackles, four solo, 2.5 tackles for loss and three hurries.
Truman will play at Stokes Stadium on Saturday when they welcome another regional opponent in Hillsdale (Mich.) College at noon. You can hear the game on Superstation KRES and centralmoinfo.com starting at 11:15.