SINCE 1996

2024 Nominee

Jess Loepp

American Athletic


Defensive Coordinator/Safeties

Why should this nominee be considered for the Broyles Award?

The Broyles Award

Jess Loepp


University of Texas
at San Antonio

• UTSA has posted 79 tackles for loss and 38 sacks through
10 games this season.

• UTSA leads the AAC and ranks second in the FBS with 3.8
sacks per game.

• UTSA ranks second in the AAC and seventh nationally
with 7.9 tackles for loss per game.

• The Roadrunners have registered five or more tackles
for loss in nine games, including 10-plus in four contests, paced by a
season-high 13 against Florida Atlantic.

• UTSA has recorded four-plus sacks five times,
including a season-best seven versus Texas State.

• The Roadrunners have posted 46 TFLs and 25 sacks over the
last five games, good for averages of 9.2 and 5.0 per contest during that

• UTSA has held six opponents to fewer than 400 yards
of offense, including 162 by Florida Atlantic, the fewest yards allowed this
year, and 242 by Texas State. Both totals are season-low yardage outputs for
those two teams. In fact, Texas State has gained at least 437 yards in every
other game this season. Additionally, UTSA held Rice to just 229, that team’s
lowest total since the season opener versus Texas.

• UTSA has allowed only 596 rushing yards through six
conference games, an average of 99.3 per contest.

• The Roadrunners have held four opponents to fewer
than 100 rushing yards, including 20 by Florida Atlantic and 31 by Texas State,
both season lows for the two teams. UTSA also limited Rice to 47 rushing yards
and Temple to 70 this year.

• UTSA has forced 13 turnovers this season, all in the past seven
contests. The Roadrunners have intercepted seven passes and recovered six
fumbles in 2023.

• Trey Moore needed only eight games to break the
program’s single-season sacks record of 10.5 previously held by Clarence Hicks.
The redshirt sophomore outside linebacker now has 14 sacks on the year, buoyed
by four games with two-plus sacks, and he has been named AAC Defensive Player
of the Week three times. Moore also has tied Marcus Davenport’s program record
with 22 career sacks, doing so in only 26 career contests.

• Rashad Wisdom is now the school’s all-time leading
tackler with 294 total stops. The senior safety also holds the program record
for unassisted tackles with 209.