STORRS, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut linebacker Yawin Smallwood and
kick returner Nick Williams have been named the Big East’s players
of the week on defense and special teams.

Smallwood, had 14 tackles, including 31/2 behind the line of
scrimmage, and 21/2 sacks in the Huskies 24-21 win over Maryland on

It’s the second time in three weeks the sophomore has earned the

Williams, a senior, had 112 all-purpose yards, including a
58-yard punt return for a touchdown.

nick williams getty jared w UConns Smallwood, Williams Named Big East Players Of The Week

Pittsburgh quarterback Tino Sunseri, who led the Panthers to a
35-17 upset of Virginia Tech, was named the offensive player of the

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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