Football Writers Association of America Nov. 5, 2001
For Immediate Release
Contact: Steve Richardson
Senior plays all 98 snaps in epic seven overtime win
Jermaine Petty added 20 tackles to his SEC-leading total in the win over Ole Miss (Arkansas SID)

DALLAS (FWAA) Arkansas' senior linebacker Jermaine Petty 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. Petty 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.

Petty, 6-foot-2, 257 pounds, registered 20 total tackles (six unassisted), including the game-saving tackle in the seventh overtime in Arkansas' 58-56 victory over Ole Miss. Petty also had three quarterback pressures. Petty's tackle on Ole Miss' Doug Zeigler on a two-point conversion attempt gave the Razorbacks a win in the longest game in college football history.

Petty, the Southeastern Conference's leading tackler with 108, was on the field for all of Ole Miss' 98 offensive snaps and five punt return plays (103 total plays).

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

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