Hali Big Ten Defensive POW

Penn State defensive end Tamba Hali was named this week's Big Ten Player of the Week thanks to his record-setting performance against the Badgers.

Tamba Hali's performance of nine tackles, including three solo take-downs, placed Penn State in sole possession of the top spot in the Big Ten.

He also captured up a league record seven tackles for loss, including a program-best four sacks, in the 35-14 victory. His seven tackles for a loss established a school record and matched the Big Ten best set on three previous occasions by Michigan's Larry Foote in 2001, Michigan State's Julian Peterson in 1998 and Purdue's Jeff Zgonina in 1992.

Hali's four sacks matched the third-highest single game total in the Big Ten and tied Penn State's single-game record set by Terry Killens against Indiana in 1995.

Hali currently leads the Big Ten with career bests in sacks with 11 which is tied for third nationally and tackles for loss with 16 which is tied for fifth nationally. This is his first career weekly Big Ten honor.


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