Football Writers Association of America Nov. 19, 2001
For Immediate Release
Contact: Steve Richardson
Arkansas linebacker honored for second time in three weeks

DALLAS (FWAA) Arkansas linebacker Jermaine Petty was named the Bronko Nagurski Defensive Player of the Week on Monday by a panel of FWAA members for the second time in three weeks.

The FWAA (Football Writers Association of America) and the Charlotte Touchdown Club picked a Defensive Player of the Week for 10 weeks this season. Petty is already on 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, a 6-2, 257-pound senior, made 14 tackles, including four tackles for loss (minus-11 yards) in Arkansas' 24-21 win over Mississippi State. Petty made nine unassisted tackles and earned a half sack (minus-3 yards). He also had two quarterback knockdowns and a quarterback hurry.

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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