Brown & Turpin named Defensive Players of the Month

Throughout the 2021 season, 8 individuals will claim Defensive Player of the Month awards. After each 4-week stretch, we take nominations from coaches (or make our own based on each team’s top defensive player statistically). After putting it up for a public vote, we award the Fan Vote winner as well as the BLITZ pick. The BLITZ Defensive Football Player of the Month Fan Vote for Weeks 5-8 collected 9,077 total votes, with Jefferson’s Sammy Brown taking 4,120 to win the Fan Vote. BLITZ then named Will Turpin (Rabun County) as co-POM.


There’s a reason Sammy Brown is the #1-ranked linebacker in the Class of 2024…he’s THAT good. As great as he’s been on offense (753 rush yds, 13 total TD), he’s even better on the flip side. His numbers don’t blow you away, but that’s obviously because teams don’t usually run plays in his direction. In 3 games over the past month, Brown registered 10 tackles and 2 for loss for the #1-ranked Dragons. His jersey number is an accurate depiction of his status as a linebacker nationally, and Jefferson among state 4A teams. This is Brown’s fourth BLITZ award of his career.

DPOM Framed Print (11×17) – Sammy Brown

DPOM Framed Print (11×17) – Sammy Brown



Rabun County senior Will Turpin is making his presence KNOWN this season. In the past 4 games, he’s been absolutely all over the field making a variety of plays. The linebacker racked up 44 tackles, more than any other local player over the past 4 weeks, 5 tackles for loss, 3 sacks (most among local players), and had time to register an interception, forced fumble, fumble recovery, and a pass deflection. Baller! This is Turpin’s third BLITZ award, and the second time he’s won Defensive Player of the Month (once as a junior).

DPOM Framed Print (11×17) – TBD

DPOM Framed Print (11×17) – TBD


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