Sep 2, 2013
STILLWATER - Oklahoma State senior linebacker Caleb Lavey is the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced today. It's the first such honor of Lavey's career and marks the first time a Cowboy has been recognized with the league's weekly defensive honor since Shaun Lewis in 2011.
Lavey recorded a game-high 11 tackles, two tackles for loss and a half sack in serving as ringleader for an Oklahoma State defense that suffocated SEC foe Mississippi State in the Cowboys' 21-3 win over the Bulldogs on a neutral field in Houston.
"I was glad to hear it this morning," Lavey said of being named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week. "It's pretty cool, and I'm very honored. At the same time, when you're playing week in and week out, you kind of have to move on from Mississippi State and look forward to UTSA."
Lavey and the OSU defense were so dominant in their suffocation of Mississippi State that they only allowed the Bulldogs to cross midfield five times in the game and only three times after the first quarter.
The Cowboys travel to UTSA this week.