Football Writers Association of America Sept. 9, 2003
For Immediate Release
Contact: Steve Richardson
Sophomore leads upset of Auburn

DALLAS (FWAA) Georgia Tech defensive end Eric Henderson (New Orleans, La.) is this week's recipient of the Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Yellow Jackets' 17-3 win over Auburn this past Saturday.

The Bronko Nagurski Trophy

The redshirt sophomore aided the Tech defense in holding the Tigers to just 230 yards of total offense, including only 40 net rushing yards. The 6-3, 265-pounder had three of Georgia Tech's seven sacks in the game. He also had a tackle for loss and a forced fumble, along with six tackles.

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.

Henderson will be added to 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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