Former Tigers shine in D-1

 

JAMES WILLIAMS | SPORTS EDITOR

 

In the month of October, two former members of the Riverside City College football team, Eddie Lackey and Ryan Coleman, received honors for their defensive on-field performances.

Lackey, a University of Baylor linebacker, received the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week award for his performance against Iowa State on Oct. 19.

Lackey had eight total tackles, one sack and a fumble recovery.

Lackey also became the first defensive player at Baylor to be recognized as conference defensive player of the week for a third time.

He was recognized with the same award twice during the 2012 season.

Coleman, a linebacker at the University of Memphis, was named the National Defensive Performer of the Week by CollegeFootballPerformance.com following his performance against Southern Methodist University.

Coleman had two fumble recoveries for a pair of touchdowns. Coleman also became the fourth player in NCAA Bowl Subdivision history to score two fumble-returns for touchdowns in a single game.