LA Tech’s Myles Brooks named Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week
RUSTON, La. – Louisiana Tech defensive back Myles Brooks has been named the Blenders Eyeware Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week due to his efforts during Saturday’s 41-31 win over UTEP.
Brooks was a difference-maker during LA Tech’s 41-31 conference-opening win over UTEP, returning an interception for a touchdown. Brooks’ interception came at a critical time as the Junior picked off UTEP’s Gavin Hardison and returned it 44-yards for a touchdown to increase the Bulldogs’ lead to 30-10 with 2:33 left in the second quarter.
Brooks’ pick-six was the first by a LA Tech player since teammate BeeJay Williamson accomplished the feat against Southeastern on Sept. 11, 2021. He is also the first LA Tech player to be named C-USA Defensive Player of the Week since Williamson achieved the honor of Sept. 13, 2021.
The Pfluggerville, Texas product has made an immediate impact for Tech since transferring from Stephen F. Austin this offseason. Brooks has tallied 13 total tackles, a tackle for loss, an interception and a forced fumble this season.
Tech is back on the road this week as the Bulldogs travel to North Texas to take on the Mean Green on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 3 p.m. CT.
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