October 21, 2013
MADISON, S.D. – Josh Licht of Dakota State (S.D.) football team was chosen as defensive player-of-the-week by the North Star Athletic Association. The eighth edition of the NSAA Football weekly honor was announced Monday.
Licht, 6-foot-2-inch and 260 pounds defensive end for the Trojans, played in his final career collegiate home game on Oct. 19. He had an impressive game as he recorded a season-high 3.5 quarterback sacks for loss of 19 yards in DSU's 37-31 non-conference loss to Briar Cliff (Iowa). Licht was just 0.5 quarterback sack short of tying DSU's school record for most quarterback sacks in a single game (4 by Paul Naughton versus Huron in 1989).
Licht also tallied a total of 11 tackles in the game, including 4.5 tackles-for-loss of 22 yards. He also went 1-for-1 as he completed a fake punt play with a 16-yard pass to Zach Ely in the second quarter.
According to the DakStats-NAIA statistical website as of Monday, Licht ranks 17th in the nation in total tackles-for-loss (11). He is 30th in the nation in total quarterback sacks with four.
For the season, Licht accumulated 57 tackles, 11 tackles-for-loss of 44.7 yards and four quarterback sacks for loss of 24 yards.
Josh is the son of Bill and Lisa Licht of Estelline, S.D. He is a senior Physical Education major at Dakota State University.
Dakota State (2-6 overall record) heads on the road on Saturday as they visit their former Dakota Athletic Conference member – South Dakota Mines. Kick-off from the O'Harra Stadium is set for 2 p.m. (Central Time)/1 p.m. (Mountain Time) in Rapid City, S.D.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director