For the second time in three weeks, Dexter Heyman has been named the Big East Defensive Player of the Week and Adrian Bushell has been named the league's Special Teams Player of the Week. The duo earned the same pair of honors following Louisville's 38-35 victory over West Virginia.
Here's the release:
Heyman, who was named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week, had seven tackles, including a sack and 3.5 tackles for loss, along with an interception to lead Louisville to a 34-20 win against Connecticut, lifting the Cardinals into a tie for first place in the BIG EAST standings. Heyman led a defense that limited the Huskies to just 76 rushing yards, helping the Cardinals to their fourth win in their last five games and making Louisville bowl-eligible for the second consecutive season.Bushell was tabbed as BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Week after he returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown to send Louisville on its way to a 34-20 win against Connecticut, putting the Cardinals in a first-place tie in the BIG EAST standings with one game remaining. Bushell averaged 68.0 yards on two kickoff returns against the Huskies.OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEKJawan Jamison • Fr. • RB • Rutgers • Starke, Fla.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEKDexter Heyman • Sr. • LB • Louisville • Louisville, Ky.
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEKAdrian Bushell • Jr. • CB • Louisville • DeSoto, Texas
HONOR ROLLJK Schaffer • Sr. • LB • Cincinnati • Cincinnati, OhioHad 13 tackles, three tackles for loss and a sack in a 20-3 loss at Rutgers.Kashif Moore • Sr. • WR • Connecticut • Burlington, N.J.Had seven receptions for 110 yards and a touchdown in a 34-20 loss to Louisville.Sio Moore • Jr. • LB • Connecticut • Apex, N.C.Had 13 tackles, a sack and 2.5 tackles for loss in a 34-20 loss to Louisville.Brandon Jones • Jr. • CB • Rutgers • Sicklerville, N.J.Had four tackles, a tackle for loss, a forced fumble and an interception in a 20-3 win against Cincinnati.DeDe Lattimore • So. • LB • USF • Athens, Ga.
Had 10 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks in a 6-3 loss to Miami (Fla.).