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Quinn Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week

Posted Sep 11, 2013


Rams DE Robert Quinn got his 2013 season off with a bang Sunday, and on Wednesday he was honored by the NFL for his efforts. Following his three-sack performance in the Rams’ win over Arizona, Quinn was named the NFC’s Defensive Player of the Week.

Quinn also forced two fumbles Sunday and was credited with three quarterback pressures and three quarterback hits. After one week, he is tied for the NFL lead in sacks. Sunday was Quinn’s second three-sack game of his career. The first also came in a win over Arizona, which was in Week 5 of the 2012 season.

This week marks the second time Quinn has earned Player of the Week honors. As a rookie in 2011, he was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after he blocked a punt in a Rams win over New Orleans. Quinn is the only player in Rams history to nab a Defensive Player of the Week and Special Teams Player of the Week award.

With Quinn’s award, a Rams player has now taken home Player of the Week honors in five of their last 14 games. K Greg Zuerlein twice won Special Teams Player of the Week honors last year, and P Johnny Hekker was named Special Teams Player of the Week once as a rookie. CB Janoris Jenkins won Defensive Player of the Week after his two interception, two touchdown performance in Arizona last November.

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