LEWISBURG, Pa. – Simeon Page was selected as the STATS National Freshman Player of the Week, the organization announced Monday.
Page, who earlier in the day was named the Patriot League's Defensive Player and Rookie of the Week, was recognized for his performance during the Bucknell football team's 2017 finale at Fordham. He was the first Bison to be honored with a national weekly award this season.
Page was a force throughout the game, recording eight tackles, six tackles for a loss, four sacks and one forced fumble in the red zone. In total, he caused the Rams to lose 33 yards of ground.
Page's four sacks tied Bucknell's single-game record, held by Shawn Redd (1998), Ed Burman (twice in 1995) and Cecil Boone (1993). His six tackles for a loss was the highest total recorded by a Patriot League player in 2017 and ranks in the top 10 in NCAA FCS history.
Page finished his rookie campaign with nine sacks, which is tied for seventh in school history. It was the highest total posted by a Bison freshman; Page is one of only three underclassmen to appear in Bucknell's top 10 in single-season sacks.
The full STATS release can be read here.