Monday, September 03, 2012

More recognition for UConn's Smallwood

UConn sophomore middle linebacker Yawin Smallwood, who was named the Big East's Defensive Player of the Week earlier today, can add another honor thanks to his outstanding game in Thursday's win over UMass.

Smallwood was one of 10 linebackers at the FBS level to earn honorable mention status by the College Football Performance Awards site.

Cory James of Colorado State was named the CPFA's outstanding linebacker after recording three sacks, forcing a fumble and making seven tackles in a 22-17 win over Colorado.

Smallwood, who had seven tackles including 3.5 behind the line of scrimmage including a sack and also broke up a pass, was an honorable mention selection along with Northwestern's Chi Chi Ariguzo, Auburn's Daren Bates, DeAundre Brown of Tulsa, West Virginia's Isaiah Bruce, Tim Hasson of UNLV, Alabama's C.J. Mosley, Derrick Mathews of Houston, Denzel Perryman of Miami and Illinois' Ashante Williams.



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