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KU’s Justin Springer named Big 12 defensive player of the week

Kansas linebacker Justin Springer (45) takes Georgia Tech quarterback Joshua Nesbitt off his feet with a hard hit during the second quarter, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010 at Kivisto Field.

Kansas linebacker Justin Springer (45) takes Georgia Tech quarterback Joshua Nesbitt off his feet with a hard hit during the second quarter, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010 at Kivisto Field.

September 13, 2010

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Kansas senior linebacker Justin Springer was selected as the Big 12's defensive player of the week, the conference announced Monday.

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Springer, a 6-foot-3, 237-pound native of Los Fresnos, Texas, posted a career-high 15 tackles — including three for a loss and one sack — in KU's 28-25 upset over No. 15 Georgia Tech on Saturday.

Through two games, Springer is averaging 11 tackles per contest, which ranks second in the Big 12 and 20th in the nation.

Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones was named Big 12 offensive player of the week, while Texas Tech's Eric Stephens was selected as special teams player of the week.

Comments

lionheart72661 4 years, 9 months ago

Springer played awesome football on Saturday. Keep up the good work.

Larry McGlinn 4 years, 9 months ago

There is nothing more beautiful to behold than a good linebacker playing "smash-mouth" football !!!! That is the way the game of football should be played. Congratulations, Justin. It's not going to get any easier for you. You are a "marked" man now ! Go JAYHAWKS !!!!!!!

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