DENTON, Texas (10/15/07) - Following his 10 tackles and interception return for a touchdown, North Texas’ Montey Stevenson has been named Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Week
Stevenson, a senior from Alvarado, Texas, had a career-high in tackles and sacks to lead all defenders in North Texas’ 31-21 win over Louisiana-Monroe. Stevenson also recorded his first career interception and returned it 20 yards for a touchdown to give North Texas a 7-0 lead in the second quarter. It was the first interception return for a touchdown by a North Texas player since the first game of the 2005 season.
Stevenson led the charge against the Louisiana-Monroe rushing attack that came into the game averaging 224 yards, holding the Warhawks to just 130 on the ground. Stevenson was also a big part of holding all-conference running back Calvin Dawson to just 65 yards, which broke the nation’s longest consecutive 100-yard rushing games at 10. Both of Stevenson’s tackles for loss came against Dawson.