Football Writers Association of America Sept. 16, 2003
For Immediate Release
Contact: Steve Richardson
Junior single-handedly picks apart Wisconsin

DALLAS (FWAA) UNLV strong safety Jamaal Brimmer (Las Vegas, Nev.) is this week's recipient of the Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Rebels' 23-5 upset win at Wisconsin this past Saturday.

The Bronko Nagurski Trophy

The junior returned a fumble 55 yards for a touchdown, set up two other touchdowns with his first two career interceptions and had two sacks among his game-high 11 tackles. He also forced a fumble.

Brimmer had 65 yards on his interception returns. Both turnovers led to Rebel scoring drives of 14 and 24 yards. The UNLV defense forced five Wisconsin turnovers and held the Badgers without an offensive touchdown at home for the first time since 1995.

For the third straight season, an 8-member panel from the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) will select the winner of the weekly award on behalf of the Charlotte Touchdown Club. The winner is announced each Tuesday throughout the season.

Brimmer is on the Watch List for the 2003 Bronko Nagurski Trophy which will be presented on Dec. 8 in Charlotte, N.C., by the FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club.

2003 Bronko Nagurski Players of the Week
Sept. 9: Eric Henderson, Georgia Tech
Sept. 16: Jamaal Brimmer, UNLV
Sept. 23: Corey Webster, LSU
Sept. 30: Usama Young, Kent State
Oct. 7: Dave Ball, UCLA
Oct. 14: Jorge Cordova, Nevada
Oct. 21: Keiwan Ratliff, Florida
Oct. 28: Janssen Patton, Bowling Green
Nov. 4: Derrick Johnson, Texas
Nov. 11: Erik Coleman, Washington State

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