Mansfield, Mass. – Dean College freshman linebacker Desmond Dias (Rochester, Mass.) has been named the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) Rookie of the Week it was announced on Monday afternoon by the league office.
Dias picks up the award after a stellar performance in the Bulldogs' 28-10 win over preseason league favorite SUNY-Maritime on Saturday.
He finished with a career-high 11 tackles, three of which were for a loss and a pair of quarterback sacks, leading a charge of Dean pass rushers who harassed Privateer signal caller Robert Wheeler all afternoon long and sacked him a school-record ten times.
Dias, who had played somewhat sparingly in the first three contests, was coming off of a seven tackle performance in the Bulldogs most recent contest on September 28.
Dean returns to action on Saturday, October 19 when they travel to Anna Maria for a meeting with the AMCATS that will feature two of the three teams undefeated in league play.