Nevada end Brock Hekking has been named the FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against Hawaii this past weekend.
Hekking registered eight tackles, including 4.5 for losses in Nevada’s 31-9 victory. He also forced two fumbles, broke up two passes and made an interception. Of Hawaii’s 14 possessions in the game, Hekking ended five of them with a defensive play.
The 6-4, 255-pound junior from Vacaville, Calif., has 18 tackles overall this season, including 5.5 for losses and two sacks.
The five finalists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy will be announced by the Football Writers Association of America on Nov. 21. The winner will be revealed on Dec. 9.