October 4, 2010
Mack Named MAC East Division Defensive Player of the Week
BUFFALO, NY – University at Buffalo
linebacker Khalil Mack has been named the Mid-American Conference
East Division Defensive Player of the Week following his standout
performance in the Bulls' 28-26 win at Bowling Green on
Mack had a team-high nine tackles, including a career-best
four tackles for loss. The redshirt-freshman also had two
quarterback hurries, one forced fumble, one pass break up and one
sack. He was part of a defensive effort that limited Bowling
Green to a season-low 176 yards of offense and only ten first
downs. Mack's first quarter sack and forced fumble set the
Bulls up inside the Bowling Green 20 where Buffalo scored their
first touchdown of the game.
Mack is making an early statement for MAC Freshman of the Year
consideration. The Fort Pierce, FL native leads the MAC in tackles
for loss with a team-best eight. He also leads UB with four
quarterback hurries and ranks second on the team in sacks (2.5) and
pass breakups (5) to go along with his 23 tackles.
In addition to being honored by the conference, Mack was
recognized by College Football Performance Awards as an honorable
mention linebacker the week.
The Bulls enter their bye week with a record of 2-3 (1-0 MAC)
and will next play at Northern Illinois on Oct. 16.