O'Neal named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

Deltha O'Neal captures the AFC Defensive Player of the Week award, following his four interception performance against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Englewood, Colo. - Cornerback Deltha O'Neal of the Denver Broncos is the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for games played the 4th week of the 2001 season (October 6-7), the NFL announced today.

It is his first such honor and the second of the season for Denver (Brian Griese in week one).

O'Neal had three tackles, an NFL record-tying four interceptions and two additional passes defensed in the Broncos' 20-6 victory over Kansas City.

O'Neal, who had one interception in the first and third quarters and two pickoffs in the fourth quarter, is the 18th player in NFL history to intercept four passes in a game.

O'Neal is the first player to accomplish the feat since Kwamie Lassiter of Arizona on December 27, 1998 against San Diego.

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