DALLAS (FWAA) Iowa defensive back Bob Sanders
was named the Bronko Nagurski Defensive Player of the Week
on Monday by a panel of FWAA members.
The FWAA (Football Writers Association of America) and the Charlotte
Touchdown Club pick a Defensive Player of the Week each Monday during
the regular season. Sanders will be added to the Watch List for
the Bronko Nagurski Trophy which will be presented on Dec. 10 in
Charlotte, N.C., by the FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club.
Sanders, a sophomore, made 23 tackles, including 14 unassisted,
in the Hawkeyes 42-28 victory over Indiana. It was his career-best
day and the fourth-highest single game tackle total in Iowa history.
His 25 tackles are the best single-game performance in the Big Ten
2001 Bronko Nagurski Players of the Week:
Sept. 10: James King, Central Michigan
Sept. 24: Julius Peppers, North Carolina
Oct. 1: Dan Dawson, Rice
Oct. 8: Roy Williams, Oklahoma
Oct. 15: E.J. Henderson, Maryland
Oct. 22: Bob Sanders, Iowa
Oct. 29: Jamie Burrow, Nebraska
Nov. 5: Jermaine Petty, Arkansas
Nov. 12: Eugene Wilson, Illinois
Nov. 19: Jermaine Petty, Arkansas
Sept. 24: Charlotte Touchdown Club changes award