North Forsyth alum Honus Wagner was named Big South Defensive Player of the Week on Monday following his second career start with Gardner-Webb.
Wagner collected 10 tackles, including three tackles for loss and 1 1/2 sacks Saturday during the Bulldogs' 31-24 overtime win against Presbyterian College. Wagner led a Gardner-Webb defense that held the Blue Hose to 31 total yards on 32 attempts.
Wagner ranks second on the team in tackles (14), tackles for loss (3 1/2) and sacks (2) through two games this season. As a team, Gardner-Webb ranks fourth in Division I FCS in rushing defense (51 yards per game).
Wagner, who graduated from North in 2019, is in his first season with the Bulldogs after two seasons at Allan Hancock College.