The Washington Huskies Football team earned some recognition this week for their dominating 52-20 win over the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors.
Senior safety Myles Bryant earned the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week Award earlier today for his stellar performance.
Heading into the game, the Huskies hadn’t notched a single turnover on the season until Bryant decided to take things into his own hands..literally!
Bryant came away with the first two turnovers of the game when he picked off two errant throws from Hawaii quarterback Cole McDonald.
On one of the interceptions, Bryant ripped the ball away from a receiver, helping set the tone for the Husky defense against the Hawaii “run and shoot” offense.
His two interceptions led to 10 points for the Huskies, as they converted a touchdown and a field goal from Bryant’s efforts.
Interceptions weren’t the only thing that Bryant contributed to on the night. He also came away with the only sack of the night for he Huskies.
On the season, Bryant has totaled 15 tackles, with 13 of those being solo tackles. He also has two tackles for loss, 1 sack and 2 interceptions.
Earlier today, Bryant was also named “Our Defensive Player of the Week” by defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach Jimmy Lake.
This past offseason, Bryant made the position switch from “nickel” to safety where he has already flourished in his new role.
🔘 4 tackles
🔘 2 interceptions
🔘 1 sack
Have yourself a field day @mylesjbryant! 👏 He is your #Pac12FB Defensive Player of the Week.https://t.co/m43pfMVpZz pic.twitter.com/x7CTGPIGdg
— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) September 16, 2019
The #Pac12FB Defensive Player of the Week.#PurpleReign pic.twitter.com/fhWKfJgGiO
— Washington Football (@UW_Football) September 16, 2019
This man took over last Saturday! Many more to come with the work he puts in ! Our Defensive Player of the Week Myles Bryant ! #PurpleReign #☠️D pic.twitter.com/AIxEd29PDt
— Jimmy Lake (@CoachLakeUDUB) September 16, 2019