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Henley Named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week

Sep 19, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO (Sept. 19, 2022) - Washington State linebacker Daiyan Henley was named the Pac-12 Conference Defensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.
Henley had a career day in the 38-7 win over Colorado State, recording a career-high 13 tackles including three sacks and two forced fumbles. The three sacks were a career-high, the most by any Pac-12 player this season and the first three-sack game by a Coug since Hercules Mata'afa at Utah in 2017. The graduate transfer from Nevada led a Cougar defense who held Colorado State to just seven points and 249 yards of total offense. According to PFF College, Henley recorded the second-best linebacker defensive in the country last week, the best overall defensive grade among all Pac-12 defenders.
Henley enters the week fourth in the league with 30 tackles including Pac-12 highs with 7.5 tackles-for-loss and four sacks and tied for the second-best overall defensive grade in the country.
WSU had two players earn Pac-12 weekly honors following last week's win at No. 19 Wisconsin; kick returner Renard Bell earned special teams honors and left tackle Jarrett Kingston picked up offensive lineman of the week.