Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Honors keep rolling in for Smallwood, Williams

UConn sophomore linebacker Yawin Smallwood, fresh off winning the Big East Defensive Player of the Week award for the second time in the last three weeks, was named the Football Writers Association of America/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week, the Chuck Bednarik Defensive Player of the Week from the Maxwell Football Club and the ECAC Defensive Player of the Week. On Monday, Smallwood.

UConn senior returner Nick Williams was named the ECAC Special Teams Player of the Week after earning the same award from the Big East on Monday.

Smallwood made 14 tackles (3.5 behind the line of scrimmage) to go with 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble.

Williams accounted for 112 all-purpose yards, including a 58-yard punt return for a touchdown in a 24-21 win over Maryland.

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