Mercer safety earns SoCon Defensive Player of the Week

Lance Wise dominates The Citadel to earn Defensive Player of the Week

Mercer sophomore Lance Wise dominated on the defensive side of the ball in a 34-7 win against The Citadel on Saturday to earn Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors.

The safety tied for a team-high in tackles with 10, nine of those being solo tackles.

Wise also intercepted a pass, which he returned 34 yards to the house to add six points to the Bears lead with just over four minutes left to play.

Mercer allowed a Bulldog touchdown with a minute remaining in the first quarter but shut down The Citadel the rest of the game.

Wise was previously named SoCon Defensive Player of the Week after a week five victory over Western Carolina.

The Bears will be back in action on Saturday, November 13 at Five Star Stadium against Chattanooga at 3 p.m.

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