CLEVELAND, OH – University at Buffalo defensive end Chuck Harris was named the Mid-American Conference East Division Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday. It is the eighth time this season a UB player has been named Player of the Week and Harris is the seventh different Bull to earn the honor.
Harris had a career-best 13 tackles and added a sack in Buffalo's first-ever win at Ball State on Thursday night. The junior defensive end also had three quarterback hurries in the game. His sack on Ball State's final play of the game sealed the win for the Bulls.
Harris is having a breakout season for the Bulls. The Detroit native ranks third on the team in tackles with 66 – more than double the total of his first two seasons combined. He is tied for the team lead in sacks with four and ranks second on the team in tackles for loss with seven.
This is the first time Harris has won the award.
It is the eighth time this season a UB player has been named MAC Player of the Week. Khalil Hodge has won Defensive Player of the Week twice (Sept. 4 & Oct. 16). Kicker Adam Mitcheson was Special Teams Player of the Week on Sept. 25. Running back Emmanuel Reed was named Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 2. Drew Anderson was named Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 9. Tim Roberts was named Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 30. Tyree Jackson was named Offensive Player of the Week on Nov. 13.