(Five sacks in one game) "That's a career for a lot guys," said KU head coach Mark Mangino during the Big 12 teleconference. "We are very happy for him, and the entire defense. Brandon does an excellent job of understanding leverage and he understands how to fundamentally beat blocks. Quietly, he's been one of our best defensive players the last two or three years."
Perkins, a native of Houston, Texas, also excelled on special teams, downing a KU punt on the La Tech one-yard line in the first quarter of the game.
Winners of the weekly awards are voted upon by a panel of media covering the Big 12 Conference.
2005 SBC Big 12 Football Players of the Week
Date Offensive Player Defensive Player Special Teams Player
9/5 Brad Smith, QB, MU Bo Ruud, LB, NU Mason Crosby, PK, CU
9/12 Vince Young, QB, UT LaMarcus Hicks, CB, IS Troy Blankenship, P, ISU
9/19 Reggie McNeal, QB, AM Brandon Perkins, LB, KU Sam Koch, P, NU
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