ISU's Knott & Wayne State's Curry named defensive player of the week
By Nick Filipowski, Weekend Sports Anchor - bio | email
Jake Knott intercepted a pass to secure Iowa State's 9-6 win over Iowa.
AMES, Iowa (KTIV) -
Iowa State linebacker Jake Knott was named the Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Week Monday, as selected by a media panel. It is the second time Knott (defense) has won the Big 12 weekly award, having claimed the honor once during the 2010 season.
Knott anchored the Iowa State defense in a 9-6 win at intrastate rival Iowa Saturday. His interception of a Hawkeye pass with 1:11 left iced the victory. Knott finished the game with six tackles as the Cyclones held Iowa to 68 yards rushing on 28 attempts.
Knott is the second Cyclone in as many weeks to claim the honor after punter Kirby Van Der Kamp won Big 12 Conference Special Teams Player of the Week after the Tulsa game.
Wayne, Neb.-- Jared Curry of Wayne State College was named Monday morning the Northern Sun Conference Defensive Player of the Week announced by the league office in Burnsville, Minnesota following his play in Saturday's 20-6 Wildcat win over Minot State. It's the first time that Curry has received NSIC Player of the Week honors.
Curry, a 6-1 200 pound sophomore linebacker from Ponca, Neb. (Ponca HS), recorded a team-high 11 tackles with two sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery against the Beavers. He registered eight solo stops with three assists and his two sacks accounted for minus six yards as Wayne State improved to 2-0 on the season with the win.
Wayne State will be on the road this Saturday traveling to Bemidji, Minnesota for a 1 p.m. Northern Sun Conference contest against the Beavers.
Courtesy: Wayne State Media Relations
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