Erasmus James continues to impress since his return from injury. Monday he was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week.
James highlighted a Wisconsin defense that limited Arizona to a single touchdown in a 9-7 victory Saturday in Tucson. He contributed five tackles, including four solo stops, three tackles for loss and two sacks. Both sacks came on a third-down play and James also forced a fumble and knocked down a pass.
Wisconsin limited the Wildcats to 199 yards for the game, including just 103 passing yards.
Through three games this season James has 13 tackles (eight solo, five assists) and leads the Badgers with three sacks and six tackles for loss. He is tied for the Big Ten lead in sacks and is second in the conference in TFL.
James, who missed all of last season due to a hip injury, earns his second conference player of the week accolade. He was first honored more than three years ago on Aug. 27, 2001, following his collegiate debut.
James earns Big Ten honor
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