Texas Longhorns junior safety DeShon Elliott continues to garner national recognition for his exceptional efforts.
Following yet another praiseworthy performance against Iowa State in the Horns 17-7 win on Thursday night, which prompted Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week honors, Elliott also headlines the Pro Football Focus Big 12 Defensive Team of the Week with an 88.3 rating.
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Against the Cyclones, Elliott found himself at the receiving end of a pair of Jacob Park passes, marking the second time in as many games that he’s recorded two interceptions after doing so against Sam Darnold and USC. Elliott also added 6 tackles, 1 sack and 1 tackle for loss, as well as delivering a big to Iowa State’s Hakeem Butler, jarring the ball loose and preventing a touchdown.
As a result, Elliott became the first Longhorn to ever be named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week in back-t0-back weeks, and of course, the praise didn’t stop there. He was also named as the Big 12 DieHards Defensive Player of the Week.
Elliott is now up to 18 tackles and 4 interceptions on the season, which is tied for third nationally.
Next up, Elliott and the Horns will host the Kansas State Wildcats (3-1, 1-0) on Oct. 7. The Big 12 showdown will be televised on FS1 at 6:00 p.m. CT.
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