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Wednesday Round-Up: Bobby Wagner Named NFC Defensive Player Of The Week

Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's 'out there' for today - Wednesday, December 5 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Wagner Earns Player Of The Week Honors

Following one of the most dominant individual defensive performances in franchise history, Seahawks linebacker was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his play in Sunday’s 43-16 win over the San Francisco 49ers.

Wagner caused two turnovers in the red zone, ripping the ball loose for a forced fumble and recovery on a second-quarter San Francisco drive, then he punctuated the Seattle victory with a franchise-record 98-yard interception return for a touchdown. In addition to the interception, forced fumble and fumble recovery, Wagner filled out every other category on the defensive stat sheet, recording 12 tackles, 1.0 sack, 2 tackles for loss, 2 quarterback hits, and 2 passes defensed.

Wagner is the first Seahawks player to have an interception return for a touchdown, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a sack in the same game since sacks became an official stat in 1982.

“It was a totally complete game,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Monday. “A complete football game in all phases.”

Following the game, Carroll said, “You can’t talk about this game unless you talk about Bobby Wagner. He just had a phenomenal game. There’s not many more things the guy could do. He had (12) tackles, he took the ball away from them on a fumble, he had a sack, he had an interception for a touchdown, all-time ever longest play in the history of the franchise. Just did another marvelous job of taking care of all the leadership stuff that he does too.”

Somehow, despite being a three-time first-team All-Pro and a four-time Pro Bowler, this is Wagner’s first Player of the Week honor. It also marks the second consecutive Player of the Week honor and fourth of the season for the Seahawks. Kicker Sebastian Janikowski took home Special Teams Player of the Week last week, while punter Michael Dickson was awarded Special Teams Player of the Week in Week 8 and defensive end Frank Clark received Defensive Player of the Week in Week 6.

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