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Back-to-back: DeShon Elliott once again recognized by the Big 12 after another two-interception game

Posted October 2nd, 2017

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Following a solid showing in Iowa, DeShon Elliott entered Texas’ record books on Monday.

On Monday, the Big 12 recognized Elliott as its defensive player of the week. The award was Elliott’s second of the year as he was honored on Sept. 18. Elliott is the first-ever Longhorn to win the conference’s weekly defensive award in back-to-back games. (Texas Tech linebacker Dakota Allen won last week’s award while Texas was on a bye).

In a 17-7 win over Iowa State on Sept. 28, Elliott compiled two interceptions and six tackles. He also broke up a potential touchdown pass with a big hit in the end zone.

For the season, Elliott has produced four interceptions and three pass break-ups. Elliott recorded his other two interceptions in a double-overtime loss to USC, and the 6-2, 210-pound Garland native returned one of those interceptions for a touchdown. Texas has converted four interceptions into 17 points.

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