UWG linebacker Bobby Liggins was named the Gulf South Conference Defensive Player of the Week after his performance in the Wolves matchup against Tusculum. Liggins was the second player from UWG to receive GSC Player of the Week honors in as many weeks. Denarius Appling was named GSC Special Teams Player of the Week in the previous week’s awards.
Liggins posted impressive numbers in the Wolves’ second game of the season, with 11 total tackles, seven solo tackles and an interception. Liggins led the Wolves in their 2011 season with 15 tackles for loss.
Liggins, a junior from Hephzibah, has seen the Wolves grow as a team that had only won a handful of games two years ago to having a winning season last year. “In my freshman year we had a lot of bickering and arguing, the team just wasn’t together as a whole,” said Liggins. “We all grew up together and we’re out here together to try to win. Everybody’s a real close-knit family now.”
Liggins began playing football as a seventh grader and has kept the same number since his first game. He was looked up to by his other teammates, which inspired him to continue his athletic career into the collegiate level. “Football is a game that you can relate to life. When things don’t go your way, you still have to fight through adversity,” said Liggins.
Liggins commented on being named GSC Player of the Week, “It feels really good. I owe it all to my defensive line and also the scout team who ran fast paced all week to prepare us to go out there and win.”