The Football Writers Association of America voted Ohio State linebacker Tommy Eichenberg as the Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week following his performance in the Buckeyes’ win over Notre Dame.
Eichenberg finished with a team-high nine tackles (three for loss) to go along with two sacks of Notre Dame quarterback Tyler Buchner. He was an integral part of Ohio State’s defense that limited the Irish to just 10 points and 253 yards of offense on Saturday.
The is the first time an Ohio State player has taken home the award since defensive end Chase Young last won the honors for the weekend of Oct. 26, 2019. Young went on to win the Bronco Nagurski Trophy that season.
Other weekly winner for Ohio State include linebackers Bobby Carpenter (2005) and James Laurinaitis (2006, 2007) and cornerback Chimdi Chekwa (2010).