Perkins Named SBC Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

Sept. 19, 2005

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas senior linebacker Brandon Perkins was named SBC Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week after the KU’s 34-14 win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday. Perkins set a school record with five quarterback sacks against the Bulldogs en route to his first-ever Big 12 weekly award. His five total tackles and four solo stops also represented career-highs.

(Five sacks in one game) “That’s a career for a lot guys,” said KU head coach Mark Mangino during the Big 12 teleconference. “We are very happy for him, and the entire defense. Brandon does an excellent job of understanding leverage and he understands how to fundamentally beat blocks. Quietly, he’s been one of our best defensive players the last two or three years.”

Perkins, a native of Houston, Texas, also excelled on special teams, downing a KU punt on the La Tech one-yard line in the first quarter of the game.

Winners of the weekly awards are voted upon by a panel of media covering the Big 12 Conference.

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