Terrell Suggs Garners Nagurski Player of the Week Honor
Oct. 29, 2002
DALLAS (FWAA) - Arizona State junior defensive end Terrell Suggs (Chandler, Ariz.) was named the recipient of the Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week Award, the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) announced Tuesday. Suggs was honored for his performance in the Sun Devils' 27-16 win over Washington Saturday.
In the win, Suggs had a game-high 12 tackles, five solos, including 6.5 tackles for loss (minus-44 yards) - 4.5 of which were sacks (for minus-36 yards) - and forced a fumble. The 4.5 sacks raised Suggs' total to 17.5 for the year, which ties the NCAA single-season record. ASU's defense limited Washington to 42 yards rushing, 252 yards total offense and registered eight sacks.
A three-person panel from the FWAA selects the winner of the weekly award.
The FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club pick a National Defensive Player of the Week each Monday. Suggs will be added to the Watch List for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy which will be presented on Dec. 9 in Charlotte, N.C., by the FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club.
2002 Bronko Nagurski Players of the Week
Sept. 9: Maurice Sikes, Miami
Sept. 16: Shane Walton, Notre Dame
Sept. 23: Willie Pile, Virginia Tech
Sept. 30: R.J. Jones, Missouri
Oct. 7: Matt Grier, Mississippi
Oct. 14: Corey Webster, LSU
Oct. 21: Brandon Everage, Oklahoma
Oct. 28: Terrell Suggs, Arizona State