Sean Lee had another stellar performance against Purdue with a game-high 12 tackles and a game-changing forced fumble recovery. The performance earned him co-defensive player of the week honors from the Big Ten.
junior linebacker Sean Lee
was named the Big Ten's co-defensive player of the week with Ohio State's James Laurinaitis
this week. Lee grabbed a game-high 12 tackles, had a pass breakup, forced two fumbles and had a fumble recovery to lead the Penn State defense which limited the Purdue
offense to only four field goals in a 26-19 triumph.
The junior 'backer made a game-changing play late in the first quarter when the Boilermakers, who already led 10-3, drove to the one-yard line. On third-and-goal, Lee stripped the ball from the running back and recovered the fumble to halt the potential scoring drive. The Nittany Lions went on to score 10 unanswered points to take a 13-10 halftime lead on the way to the victory.
The Pennsylvania native picks up weekly accolades for the second time this season and in his career after being honored on Sept. 3, 2007.