Missouri's Aldon Smith named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week
Tuesday, September 7, 2010 | 6:48 p.m. CDT;
updated 11:24 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, September 7, 2010
COLUMBIA — Missouri sophomore defensive end Aldon Smith was named co-Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week for his performance Saturday in the Tigers' 23-13 victory against Illinois.
Smith had 10 tackles, three tackles for loss and two sacks against the Fighting Illini in St. Louis, propelling the defense in a second-half shutout.
Smith shared the honor with Texas junior linebacker Keenan Robinson, who had six tackles, a fumble return for a touchdown and an interception in the Longhorns’ 34-17 win over Rice.
The last player to win the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week award for the Tigers was Sean Weatherspoon, who received the honor after his performance against Buffalo in 2008. Aldon Smith joins Justin Smith, Brian Smith and Stryker Sulak as Tigers defensive ends to receive the award.
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