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
• Sept. 24: Charlotte Touchdown Club changes award