PHILADELPIHA - Penn junior linebacker Kory Gedin earned Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week for his outstanding performance on defense in the Quaker’s 26-9 win over Dartmouth on Oct. 1.
The Washington, D.C. native was the key to a defense that held Dartmouth to just 16 rushing yards in its Ivy League opener. Gedin had nine tackles including four solos along with a pair of sacks in the Penn triumph. He had four tackles for a loss of 18 yards, two more net yards than Dartmouth collected.
This season the linebacker has been a force to reckon with on the defensive end. He leads the team in tackles with 15 (nine solo) and has five tackles for a loss of 22 yards.
The Penn defense ranks third in the nation in rushing defense, having allowed only 52.67 rushing yards per game.
The Quaker defense and the rest of the Penn (2-1) squad take on Bucknell on Saturday, Oct. 8 at Franklin Field. Kickoff is slated for 3:30 p.m.
Written by Heather Palmer, associate director of athletic communications