Townsend named SAA Defensive Player of the Week
By Jeff Kelly, Director of Athletics Communications, Austin College
Sep 12, 2017
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ATLANTA, Ga. Austin College linebacker Jackson Townsend has been named the Southern Athletic Association Football Defensive Player of the Week following a standout performance on Saturday, September 9, the league office has announced. 

Townsend, a junior from Richardson, set the tone early for Austin College in a 34-12 victory over Wayland Baptist University. Townsend intercepted a pass on WBUs first possession and returned it 82 yards for a touchdown, and would later add a second interception to help seal the game. He also made six tackles, including one tackle for loss, and came away with a pass breakup as well.