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Wesley Woodyard named AFC defensive player of the week

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Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard filled up a stat sheet Sunday night, and now has something to fill his trophy case with.

Woodyard was named AFC defensive player of the week, after leading the Broncos to a dominant win over the Saints.

He had 13 tackles, a sack, an interception, a forced fumble and broke up two passes in the 34-14 win. All those either set or matched career highs.

Since the stats have been tracked in 1982, he’s just the ninth player to record 10 or more tackles, a sack an interception and a forced fumble in a single game.

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7 Responses to “Wesley Woodyard named AFC defensive player of the week”
  1. randyschwimmer7 says: Oct 31, 2012 12:11 PM

    Originally undrafted free agent from KY. Dude has been a stud. Was just a special teams ace, but has played out of his skin at WILL while DJ Williams has been out. I actually think DJ will be put at MIKE when he comes back. The WILL and SAM spots in Foxy’s base 43 are locked up.

  2. 4thquartermagic says: Oct 31, 2012 12:13 PM

    Dude has been playing out of his mind this year. Both his INTs have been acrobatic catches too.

    Some people questioned why he was nominated a team captain because his personality was worthy but his play not so much.

    Now his play is backing it up.

    Keep laying that wood Wesley.

  3. denverscott says: Oct 31, 2012 12:16 PM

    Good job Wes, do it again this week!

  4. orangebluedonkey says: Oct 31, 2012 4:29 PM

    Good Job !!! It’s been a long time since Broncos had good LB play

  5. ebbycalvinlaloosh says: Oct 31, 2012 4:39 PM

    Great game for Woodyard. On the interception, though, he should’ve just knocked that ball down. It was fourth down.

  6. raiderapologist says: Oct 31, 2012 7:04 PM

    Do they give trophies for Player of the Week?

  7. broncobeta says: Nov 1, 2012 11:07 AM

    @ebbycalvinlaloosh,

    No, not at all. If he had returned it to the house it would have been epic.

    However, the main reason not to knock down the ball is to get the QB rattled.

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