The Defensive Player of the Week Award is conducted by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) and the Charlotte Touchdown Club, which plays host to the Bronko Nagurski Defensive Player of the Year Banquet on Dec. 9 in Charlotte, N.C.
A three-person FWAA panel selects the winner of the weekly award.
Sikes recorded the game's key defensive play when he intercepted a Rex
Grossman pass at the 3-yard line with Miami ahead, 27-16, in the third
quarter. He returned the pickoff 97 yards for a touchdown. It tied for the
fourth longest interception return in Big East Conference history and third
longest in Hurricane history. Sikes also had a second interception in the
fourth quarter and added four tackles and two pass break-ups.
Sikes Wins Defensive Player of the Week Award
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