Defensive Player of the Week: Nathan Triplett

Written by Will Spencer on September 15, 2009

Nathan Triplett

ILB – Minnesota


Inside Linebacker Nate Triplett has been a force in the middle of the field for the Golden Gophers. During this week’s game vs. Air Force, Triplett recorded 17 tackles and took a fumble recovery 52 yards for a touchdown, giving Minnesota the lead in the 4th quarter. Of Triplett’s 17 tackles, 12 were solo. This performance made Triplett the Bronko Nagurski Defensive Player of the week.

The Bronko Nagurski Trophy will be presented to the best defensive player in college football on Dec. 7. Last season, Texas DE Brian Orakpo was the recipient of the end of season award.

Will Spencer

Will is the founder and President of Draft Breakdown & has been scouting draft prospects since 2002. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the USA Today Draft Preview Magazine, the official website of the Baltimore Ravens, Ravens Insider and The Orange and Brown Report. Will has previous playing experience as a defensive end in the AFA, is currently a member of the Football Writers Association of America and graduated from the SMWW Football Scouting course in 2009.

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