Football’s Carrington Earns Pac-12 Player Of The Week Honors
TEMPE, Ariz. – Arizona State University redshirt junior cornerback Lloyd Carrington has been named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Sun Devils’ defense in a 55-31 victory over No. 10 Notre Dame on Nov. 8, the conference announced Monday.
This is the third weekly Pac-12 honor for the Sun Devils this season and their 96th since 1983.
Carrington, from Dallas, Texas, recorded eight solo tackles, including a sack for a loss of 11 yards, forced a fumble in the first quarter and had a 58-yard interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. He spearheaded an ASU defense that tallied seven sacks and 10 tackles for loss, and forced five turnovers, including two interception returns for touchdowns. Notre Dame had only given up 14 sacks total the entire 2014 season before the Devils collected seven for a combined loss of 64 yards.
Carrington’s interception return for a touchdown with 3 minutes and 41 seconds left in the game extended ASU’s lead to 17 points and effectively sealed the Devils’ fourth win over a ranked opponent this season, the first win over a top-10 opponent since 2002 and the first home win over a top-10 opponent since 1997.
Quarterback Taylor Kelly was named one of the eight Manning Award “Stars of the Week” and fans can vote for the winner all week right here.
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