Khristian Tate
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Khristian Tate Named Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week

WASHINGTON –Georgetown University junior defensive lineman Khristian Tate (Warner Robins, Ga. / Covenant Academy) has been named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the league office on Monday. Additionally, sophomore running back Jackson Saffold (Orlando, Fla. / Timber Creek) earned honorable mention honors.
Tate had two sacks in Georgetown's 22-16 double overtime win over Lehigh on Saturday, marking his fifth-straight game with a sack and third-consecutive game with multiple sacks. He now has a Patriot League-leading 7.5 sacks on the season, which ranks eighth in the country. Tate also added four quarterback hurries against the Mountain Hawks and was part of a defense that forced two interceptions. The Hoyas now lead all of FCS with 15 interceptions on the year.
For Tate, a two-time All-Patriot League selection, this is his second career weekly award and first since earning rookie of the week in 2016. It is the sixth player of the week award for the Hoyas this season.
Saffold rushed for his first two career touchdowns on Saturday, both of which came in overtime as Georgetown remained undefeated in Patriot League play. He ran for 31 of his 50 rushing yards in overtime, including a 22-yard run that set up his game-winning 3-yard touchdown. Saffold also scored on a 2-yard run in the first overtime. He finished with 58 all-purpose yards on 50 rushing yards
and eight receiving yards.
This is Saffold's first career recognition by the Patriot League, and the ninth honorable mention selection for Georgetown this year.
The Hoyas will head back out on the road next weekend for their final game of the season away from the Hilltop. Georgetown will travel to Hamilton, New York to take on No. 11/16 Colgate on Saturday, Oct. 27 in a battle of the final two unbeaten teams in the Patriot League. Kickoff is scheduled for noon. Links to live stats and a video stream will be available at
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