Foote: Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week

There were plenty of notable performances by the Wolverines against Washington two weeks ago. Junior Linebacker Larry Foote had one of them.

It was the second time in his career that Larry Foote (Detroit Pershing H.S.) has received defensive player of the week honors.

Foote led the team with 12 tackles, including seven solo stops as part of a team that held the vaunted Washington offense without a single offensive touchdown and only 68 rushing yards.

Six of Foote's tackles were for losses, tying Michigan's single game record set by Mark Messner (vs. Northwestern in 1987) and repeated by Will Carr (vs. Minnesota in 1995). Foote was instrumental in both goal-line stands; the Huskies garnered one field goal.

Foote is Michigan's career leader in tackles with 142.


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