Thibodeaux Garners National Player of the Week Awards
EUGENE, Ore. — The honors continued to roll in for Kayvon Thibodeaux on Tuesday afternoon as Oregon's star defensive end was named the Bednarik Award National Player of the Week, the Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week, and the Lott IMPACT Trophy Player of the Week.
On Monday, the Los Angeles native swept the Pac-12 Defensive Player and Defensive Lineman of the Week awards. He has also been named to the Pro Football Focus National Team of the Week while earning PFF's Defensive Player of the Week honor.
Thibodeaux is the second Duck this season to earn the Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week honor, with McKinley III receiving the award following Oregon's historic win at then-No. 3 Ohio State. Prior to this season, no Duck had earned the weekly honor since it began in 2001.
Thibodeaux was on the preseason watch lists for the Nagurski Trophy, the Bednarik Award and the Lott IMPACT Trophy. Last week, he was named a quarterfinalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy.
The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is given annually to college football's best defensive player. Haloti Ngata (2005) is the lone Duck ever to be named a finalist for the Nagurski Trophy.
The Chuck Bednarik Award has been presented since 1995 to the college defensive player of the year. Ifo Ekpre-Olomu (2013 & 2014) is the only Duck ever to be named a semifinalist.
The Lott IMPACT Trophy is given to the student-athlete who best exhibits the characteristics of Ronnie Lott by making an IMPACT on and off the field. IMPACT is an acronym for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.
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» Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week
» Lott IMPACT Trophy Player of the Week
» Bednarik Award National Player of the Week
» Pac-12 Defensive Player & Defensive Lineman of the Week
» PFF National Defensive Player of the Week & PFF National Team of the Week
» Set career-highs with nine tackles (eight solo) and 4.5 tackles for loss in win at UCLA.
» Recorded two sacks, the fourth multi-sack performance of his career and first since 2019.
» Forced a fumble for the second time this season and third in his career.
» First Duck with more than four TFLs in a game since Jalen Jelks on Sept. 23, 2017.
» First UO player since 2007 and one of just seven in the FBS this season to have at least nine tackles, four TFLs and two sacks in a game.
» Leads all Power 5 players in TFLs (31.0) since the start of the 2019 season.
» Now has 16.0 career sacks.