Dallas, Texas Ė Nebraska strong safety Josh Bullocks was honored Monday afternoon, as he was selected as the Big 12’s Defensive Player of the Week by a select panel of voting media.
Bullocks had a hand in both of Nebraska’s blocked kicks in the 28-0 shutout over Iowa State. He blocked his first career punt to set up NU’s first scoring drive, and later scored on a 26-yard return after Demorrio Williams’ bloacked punt. He finished the game with two tackles and a pass breakup in helping the Blackshirts post their second shutout of the season. On the year, he has 29 tackles and is tied for the national lead with seven interceptions, as Nebraska ranks second nationally in scoring derfense (11.4 point per game) and third in total defense (252.4 yards per game)
Bullocks becomes the sixth different Husker honored in 2003 by the league, joining Demorrio Williams (vs. Utah State); Josh Davis (vs. Penn State), David Dyches (vs. Penn State), Kyle Lason (at Southern Miss) and Barrett Ruud (Texas A&M)