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Wisconsin’s Natrell Jamerson named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week

A strong performance in the Big Ten opener lands the safety some accolades.

The Big Ten announced on Monday that Wisconsin Badgers safety Natrell Jamerson earned the conference’s defensive player of the week award for his performance on Saturday.

Jamerson recorded six tackles (two solo, four assisted), two interceptions and a half-sack in the Badgers’ 33–24 victory over the Northwestern Wildcats. His electrifying pick-six in the fourth quarter allowed UW to build a 31–10 lead.

Through four games this season, Jamerson—who moved to safety this spring from cornerback—has recorded 15 tackles, 2.5 for loss, 0.5 sacks, two interceptions, and three pass break-ups.

The Ocala, Fla., native joins quarterback Alex Hornibrook and running back Jonathan Taylor as Wisconsin players who have received Big Ten player of the week honors during the 2017 season.