Sept. 21, 2009
Senior LB Roddrick Muckelroy has been selected as the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week for games played on Sept. 19, the conference office has announced.
It marks the second straight week a Longhorn has earned the honor after Lamarr Houston did so last week.
In the 34-24 win over Texas Tech, Muckelroy led the team with 10 tackles, a sack for a 14-yard loss, two TFL, two pressures and a PBU. UT allowed just 125 yards on 44 plays (2.8 ypp) on the nine Texas Tech drives that did not result in scores. The Horns held the Red Raiders to two first downs or fewer on all nine of those drives and only allowed three third-down conversions on 13 attempts for the game. UT’s D also limited Tech to minus-6 yards rushing.
Texas held Texas Tech without a TD and only gave up 156 total yards in the first half. Tech opened the game with a 10-play, 56-yard FG drive, but could only manage 100 yards on 32 plays (3.1 ypp) for the rest of the half. It marked the first time in 19 games Texas Tech did not score a TD in the first half.
A second-team All-Big 12 selection last year, Muckelroy leads the team with 23 tackles in addition to a sack, four TFL, four pressures and two PBU so far this season.
For his career, Muckelroy has tallied 212 tackles (130 solo), 17 TFL, 4.5 sacks, 10 pressures, an INT, six PBU, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in 31 career games (20 starts). He has posted eight 10-tackle games during his career.