RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Nevada defensive end Brock Hekking has been named the FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week for games of the weekend of Sept. 21.
Hekking registered eight tackles, including 4.5 for losses in Nevada's 31-9 victory over Hawaii. He also forced two fumbles, broke up two passes and made an interception. Of Hawaii's 14 possessions in the game, Hekking ended five of them with a defensive play.
The 6-4, 255-pound junior from Vacaville, Calif., has been added to the 2013 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List. Five finalists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy will be announced by the Football Writers Association of America on Nov. 21. The winner will be revealed on Dec. 9 during a banquet that the Charlotte Touchdown Club sponsors at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte, N.C. Florida head coach Will Muschamp will be the keynote speaker at the banquet.