September 23, 2008

James Develin '10 Named National Defensive Player of the Week

Sept. 23, 2008

Providence, RI - Brown junior defensive end James Develin (6-3, 260) has been named the Sports Network's FCS National Player of the Week for his play in Brown's season-opening 17-7 victory over Stony Brook.

The Gilbertsville, PA native headlined a Brown defensive effort that held Stony Brook's offense scoreless. Stony Brook's only score came on a fourth-quarter interception return in a game where Develin and his teammates held the Sea Wolves to 36 yards rushing and 147 yards of total offense.

Develin, who was also named the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week, registered a game-high nine tackles, including five solo stops. He recorded 3.5 tackles for a loss of 18 yards, including two quarterback sacks for a loss of 16 yards, and also forced a fumble for the Bears.

Develin, a second team All-Ivy selection a year ago, led the Ivy League in tackles for a loss last season. He and his teammates will host Harvard at Brown Stadium on Saturday, September 27, in the Ivy League opener for both teams.