David had eight tackles, a sack, and a fumble caused and recovered in NU's win over Iowa.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

David Wins Big Ten Weekly Honor

By NU Athletic Communications
Nebraska senior linebacker Lavonte David has been honored for his role in Nebraska's dominant defensive effort in a 20-7 victory over Iowa last Friday in Lincoln. David was named co-Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, along with Minnesota defensive back Kim Royston.

David recorded a team-high eight tackles in the victory, including an 11-yard sack in the fourth quarter. He also caused and recovered a fumble in the third quarter and added a pair of pass breakups. His play allowed Nebraska to hold Iowa scoreless until less than four minutes remained in the game. The Blackshirt defense held Iowa to just 270 total yards, including only 157 through three quarters.

The effort against Iowa gave David a team-leading 122 tackles this season, good for 10th place on the Nebraska single-season list. He also pushed his career tackle total to 274, which places David in fifth on the Husker career tackles chart.

This marks the first time in 2011 that a Nebraska defender has captured the Big Ten weekly honor and the seventh overall Big Ten weekly honor for Nebraska. Nebraska has earned the Special Teams Player-of-the-Week honor four times, including three times by kicker/punter Brett Maher. Ameer Abdullah won both the Special Teams and Freshman honor against Fresno State and quarterback Taylor Martinez won the Offensive POW award for his effort against Ohio State.

The Big Ten Conference will announce its All-Big Ten team, and a number of individual awards on Monday evening. The announcements will be made as part of a BTN special at 6:30 p.m. Monday evening.


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