Craig Wilkins Named CFPA National Linebacker of the Week

October 10, 2011
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Oct. 10, 2011

NORFOLK, Va. -- Redshirt junior linebacker Craig Wilkins (Washington, D.C.) was named the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) National Linebacker of the Week following the Monarchs' 31-23 victory at Rhode Island on Saturday.

Wilkins made seven tackles (4 solo, 3 assisted), including 3.5 for loss, in last Saturday's victory over the Rams. The Monarch co-captain also had a 12-yard interception return that lead to the Monarchs' first scoring drive of the game.

On the season, Wilkins leads ODU with 57 stops, which includes 6.5 for loss. He ranks seventh among league defenders in tackles averaging 9.5 per contest.