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Villanova defensive end Tanoh Kpassagnon named CAA Football Defensive Player of the Week

Kpassagnon had a huge game in Easton, PA.

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Colonial Athletic Association released their weekly awards this morning, and Villanova Wildcats' defensive end Tanoh Kpassagnon was named the league's Defensive Player of the Week, for his contribution to the 31-14 win at Lafayette College on Saturday. In that game, Kpassagnon had seven total tackles (five solo), three tackles for a loss, two quarterback sacks, a fumble recovery, and a touchdown.

His fumble recovery came on the first play from scrimmage, and he returned the ball 25 yards for a touchdown. According to the CAA:

Kpassagnon recorded seven tackles, three tackles for loss and two sacks in Villanova's 31-14 road triumph at Lafayette last Saturday. The senior defensive end also recovered a fumble on the opening play of the game and returned it 25 yards for a touchdown to give the Wildcats a lead they wouldn't relinquish.

After four games this year, Kpassagnon has 16 total tackles, including 8.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, two fumble recoveries, a forced fumble and a blocked kick.

The talented defensive end has been watched at Villanova Stadium by representatives from every NFL franchise already this season.

The 'Cats next opponent -- Elon -- had two players earn weekly honors, for special teams and rookie of the week.