IRVING, Texas — UTSA outside linebacker Trey Moore has been named American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the 41-20 win against UAB last Saturday at the Alamodome.
Moore registered a career-high 3.5 sacks as part of five total tackles to go with a forced fumble, fumble recovery and quarterback hurry to help UTSA run its record to 3-3 overall and 2-0 in the conference. The Smithson Valley High School product’s strip-sack of Jacob Zeno early in the first quarter helped stake the Roadrunners to a 14-0 lead in a contest they never trailed.
Moore's 3.5 sacks are tied for the third-most in a game by an AAC player in league history and it marks the second time the sophomore has posted three-or-more sacks in a game this fall. He now leads the conference in total sacks (7.5), sacks per game (1.25), tackles for loss (10.0) and tackles for loss per game (1.67). Nationally, he stands third in sacks and seventh in TFLs.
Moore earned the league’s weekly award for the second time this season, as he also collected the honor on Sept. 11 after a three-sack effort in the 20-13 victory over Texas State.
Daniel Richardson of Florida Atlantic and Riley Riethman of Navy picked up this week’s offensive and special teams awards.
The Roadrunners will travel to the Sunshine State to face Florida Atlantic (3-3, 2-0) this Saturday, Oct. 21. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. CT in Boca Raton and the game will air on ESPN+ and Ticket 760.