Cruz Manrriquez, a senior defensive back, was selected as the State
Farm Player of the Week for his performance against the Fort Smith
Southside Rebels in week 9 of the 2014 season. Cruz helped the Bulldogs
throughout the night, but his biggest play happened in the first quarter.
With the Rebels deep in Bulldog territory, Manrriquez help halt the Rebels
with a drive stopping interception inside the 10 yard line. Cruz was tested
throughout the evening and stood tall for the Bulldogs. Cornerback coach
Derek Moore said it couldn't have happened to a more deserving player. "I
am extremely proud of the way Cruz has played throughout the year. He
has worked extremely hard and is extremely deserving of the recognition
he has received." Manrriquez finished the evening with 4 solo tackles, 2
pass break ups, 1 interception, and many passes defended.
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