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Bennett named SoCon/FCS defensive player of the week

Mercer LB Lee Bennett was named the Southern Conference and FCS defensive player of the week on Monday. (Mason Prince, WGXA)

MACON, Ga. -- Mercer senior linebacker Lee Bennett was named the Southern Conference Player of the Week and the FCS STATS defensive player of the week thanks to a stellar performance in a win against No. 17 ranked Citadel.

Bennett was all over the field on Saturday recording a career-high 16 tackles, forcing two fumbles and recovering a fumble. The fumble recovery gave him six in his career making him Mercer's all-time leader in the category.

Bennett currently leads the team in tackles (54) and is a leader on a Mercer defense that has caused 15 turnovers (5th most in FCS) and recovered nine fumbles (1st in FCS).

Mercer and Bennett host Chattanooga (1-5) this weekend at Five Star Stadium.

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