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Fitte voted defensive player of the week

October 1, 2015
Senior linebacker Beau Fitte (6) recorded six tackles against Kansas State before having a career high 14 against FIU. – Photo courtesy of LA Tech Athletics Communications

Senior linebacker Beau Fitte (6) recorded six tackles against Kansas State before having a career high 14 against FIU. – Photo courtesy of LA Tech Athletics Communications

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Louisiana Tech linebacker Beau Fitte was unanimously selected as Louisiana’s Defensive Player of the Week following a career performance against FIU last Saturday.

The unanimous selection came as members of the Louisiana Sports Writers Association voted on the weekly awards.

Fitte registered a pair of career highs in Louisiana Tech’s 27-17 win over Florida International University as he was credited with 14 total tackles and 2.5 tackles for a loss of three yards.

The senior out of Port Sulphur led all players in the game in total tackles and tackles for a loss as Tech held FIU to just 45 yards rushing in the game, the fewest since limiting Rice to 34 yards rushing last season. He represented 2.5 of Tech’s seven tackles for a loss, the 15th time in 16 games the Bulldogs have registered at least six tackles for a loss in a game.

He led a defense that held FIU to season lows in rushing yards (45) and total offensive yards (308).

Fitte leads the Bulldogs in tackles throughout four games with 33 (21 solo), including three behind the line of scrimmage for five yards in losses.

The former South Plaquemines High School standout was a four-time all state selection and was named the Louisiana Class 1A Outstanding Defensive Players as a senior despite missing four games that season due to injury.

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