The Colonial Athletic Association has named University of Maine defensive lineman Patrick Ricard the Defensive Player of the Week after he helped the Bears beat Albany Saturday.Ricard had 5 tackles on the day including 4.5 for a loss and a career high 2.5 sacks as the Bears beat the Great Danes 39-7.

Albany managed just 172 yards of total offense against Ricard and the "Black Hole" defense.

This week UMaine returns to Alfond Stadium for a homecoming game against the Yale Bulldogs.