Webster Named National Defensive Player of the Week
DALLAS — LSU junior cornerback Corey Webster picked up his first national honor on Tuesday as he was selected as the Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Tigers’ 36-7 win over Florida this past Saturday in Gainesville.
Webster tied a school record with three interceptions in Saturday’s win becoming only the sixth player in school history to intercept three passes in a single game. Webster’s the first Tiger to have three interceptions in a game since 1978 and he’s the first LSU player to did it in a league game since 1970.
Webster’s first interception set up an LSU field goal to give the Tigers a 3-0 lead in the first quarter. Minutes later he returned the second interception 45 yards for a touchdown and a 10-0 LSU lead. His third pick came in the fourth quarter. He also added 3 tackles and 3 pass deflections in the game.
A three-person panel from the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) selects the winner of the weekly award.
The FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club pick a National Defensive Player of the Week each Monday. Webster will be added to the Watch List for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, which will be presented on Dec. 9 in Charlotte, N.C., by the FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club.