The honor is the first of Vilma's career and makes him the first Hurricane to earn defensive player of the week honors from the BIG EAST this season. It is the Hurricanes' sixth player of the week award this season with four players earning special teams recognition and one offensive winner.
Vilma led the Hurricane defense in UM's 52-14 win over Temple. He produced a team-leading eight tackles (three solo) and recovered a fumble. Vilma led a Miami defense that held the Owls to a season-low 171 total yards, including only 21 yards passing.
Syracuse quarterback R.J. Anderson and Pittsburgh wideout Larry Fitzgerald earned offensive honors, while SU's Anthony Smith was named Special Teams Player of the Week.
BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week
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