Sept. 17, 2013
NEW ORLEANS - Tulane senior DT Julius Warmsley was honored as one of three Louisiana college defensive players of the week, it was announced on Monday by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA).
Warmsley shared the honored with Daniel Cobb of Louisiana Tech and LSU's Ego Ferguson. The honors are voted on each week by a panel of media members from around the state.
The Baton Rouge, La., native played a key role in Tulane's 24-15 victory on the road in the Conference USA opener at Louisiana Tech last Thursday. Warmsley accounted for five tackles, all solo, including three stops for lost yardage and one sack, and he led a defensive unit that held the Bulldogs to under 300 yards of total offense. His sack and ensuring forced fumble led to a late score that allowed the Green Wave to put the game away
The honor for Warmsley is the first LSWA award for Tulane this season and the first for a member of the Green Wave since Cairo Santos received the special teams player of the week honor late last season.
Tulane travels to Syracuse, N.Y., this week to face the Orange in a non-conference game in the Carrier Dome at 11:30 a.m. CT on Saturday.