Cornelius Douglas Named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week|
Douglas is the sixth Red Raider to earned Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week honors
Oct. 1, 2012
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech senior cornerback Cornelius Douglas (Lawton, Okla.) has been named the Big 12 Football Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced today.
Douglas joined West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith (Offensive) and Texas kick returner D.J. Monroe (Special Teams) as the league's top performers of the week as selected by a media panel.
Douglas recorded the first two interceptions of his career in Tech's Big 12 opener at Iowa State while leading the Red Raiders to a 24-13 victory.
He is the sixth Red Raider to earn Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week honors and the first since Daniel Charbonnet was honored on Nov. 3, 2008, following Tech's win over then-No. 1 Texas.
Douglas finished Saturday's game with three tackles in addition to his two interceptions. He also became the first Red Raider with a pair of interceptions in a game since D.J. Johnson accomplished the feat in last year's Big 12 opener at Kansas.
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