Sept. 9, 2003
DALLAS (FWAA) – Georgia Tech defensive end Eric Henderson (New Orleans, La.) is this week’s recipient of the Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week his performance in the Yellow Jackets’ 17-3 win over Auburn this past Saturday.
The redshirt sophomore aided the Tech defense in holding the Tigers to just 230 yards of total offense, including only 40 net rushing yards. The 6-3, 265-pounder had three of Georgia Tech’s seven sacks in the game. He also had a tackle for loss and a forced fumble, along with six tackles.
For the third straight season, a panel from the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) selects the winner of the weekly award on behalf of the Charlotte Touchdown Club. The winner is announced each Tuesday throughout the season.
Henderson will be added to the Watch List for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy which will be presented on Dec. 8 in Charlotte, N.C., by the FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club.