Sept. 9, 1997
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State’s defense took top honors this week as
defensive end Andre Wadsworth and linebacker Sam Cowart earned Atlantic
Coast Conference Players of the Week in voting by a special panel
representing the media of the league schools.
Wadsworth, making his first start at end after moving from noseguard,
recorded eight tackles, including four solo stops as he earned defensive
lineman honors. The senior from Miami, Fla., also had a tackle for loss
and two sacks against the Trojans in FSU’s 14-7 victory. Wadsworth also
had a team-high three intimidations.
Cowart, in his first game back after reconstructive knee surgery, made a
team-high and career-high 18 tackles, including 12 solo stops to earn the
defensive backs/linebackers award. Cowart, a senior from Jacksonville,
Fla., also shared a sack with Lamont Green and was credited with an
intimidation and a team-high four knock ’em backs.