Acho, Tucker earn weekly College Football Performance Awards
Nov. 13, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas -- A duo of Texas Longhorns football players received recognition from the College Football Performance Awards for their accomplishments in week 11 against Missouri. Senior LB Emmanuel Acho was selected Honorable Mention Linebacker of the Week for the second week in a row, and senior P/PK Justin Tucker was selected Honorable Mention Punter of the Week.
Acho made a game-high 14 tackles (7 solo), had five TFL, forced a fumble, and had two pass break ups and one quarterback pressure. Acho’s 14 tackles are the seventh time this season he has had 10 or more stops. The senior linebacker’s five tackles for loss in the game give him a team-high 15 on the season. He has three career games with at least five tackles for loss including Oklahoma earlier this season (6) and Oklahoma last year (5). He caused a fumble on Missouri's opening possession for his first caused fumble of the year and seventh of his career.
This season, Acho is the team leader in tackles with 85 (39 solo). Acho also has 15 TFL, two sacks, a forced fumble, 11 quarterback pressures and five pass break ups. Acho has been named a semifinalist for the Lott Trophy for the 2011 season as well as a finalist for the Wuerffel Trophy.