On Saturday (Nov. 16) afternoon, Ashland University senior safety Cedric Frierson recorded the first two interceptions of his Eagle career on Senior Day against Northern Michigan at Jack Miller Stadium/Martinelli Field.
On Monday (Nov. 18) morning, Frierson concluded his collegiate playing days with an award, as he was named the 2019 Week 11 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
Frierson's first pick on Saturday was in the first quarter, with Northern Michigan already ahead 3-0. His second interception came early in the second quarter, leading to an Eagle touchdown and a 14-3 advantage.
With Frierson recording two of Ashland's three takeaways on Saturday, he led an Eagle defensive effort which yielded just 51 passing yards – the fewest all season by 96 yards.
Frierson started the final four games of 2019 at safety after beginning the season as a wide receiver, then moving to cornerback. He ended 2019 with 26 total tackles (13 solos), the two interceptions, two pass breakups and three quarterback hurries.
This is Ashland's fourth weekly GLIAC award of the season, following freshman tailback Gei'vonni Washington (week 4 offense), junior wide receiver Logan Bolin (week 5 offense) and senior stud Tristan Reichelderfer (week 9 defense).