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Calvert Hall graduate Trevor Williams named Big Ten's Defensive Player of the Week

Penn State's Trevor Williams intercepts a pass in the third quarter against Rutgers on Saturday.
Penn State's Trevor Williams intercepts a pass in the third quarter against Rutgers on Saturday. (Alex Goodlett, Getty Images)

The Big Ten announced Monday morning that Penn State junior cornerback Trevor Williams, a Calvert Hall graduate, is the conference's Defensive Player of the Week.

Williams, of Baltimore, intercepted two passes in the Nittany Lions' 13-10 victory over Rutgers on Saturday night, becoming the first Penn State player to have multiple interceptions in a game since 2010. He also made five tackles.

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Williams is one of three former Calvert Hall players in Penn State's secondary. Senior Adrian Amos is the Nittany Lions' starting strong safety and has been an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection the last two seasons. Junior Da'Quan Davis is a backup cornerback.

In other football news, a pair of Towson players earned weekly awards from the Colonial Athletic Association.

Senior wide receiver and return specialist Derrick Joseph was named the league's Special Teams Player of the Week for returning a punt 81 yards for a touchdown in the Tigers' 21-7 victory at Delaware State on Saturday. It was Joseph's first punt return for a score in his career.

Redshirt freshman outside linebacker James Simms was tabbed as the conference's Rookie of the Week. The Laurel resident and Reservoir graduate made a team-high 11 tackles and caused a fumble on the opening kickoff. The ball was recovered by Towson, which led to a field goal.

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