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Jadeveon Clowney named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week

First Player of the Week honors

October 03, 2018 - 9:34 am


Wednesday, October 3, 2018




HOUSTON – The NFL named Houston Texans DE/OLB Jadeveon Clowney the AFC Defensive Player of the Week following his performance in the team’s 37-34 overtime victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

Clowney recorded four total tackles (four solo), 2.0 sacks, four quarterback hits, four tackle for loss and one fumble recovery for a touchdown. He sacked Colts QB Andrew Luck for a loss of nine yards in the second quarter and brought Luck down for a loss of 10 yards on a critical play late in overtime.

Clowney is the only player to record at least 2.0 sacks, four tackles for loss and one fumble recovery returned for a touchdown in a single game since tackles for loss became an official NFL statistic. Not only that, Clowney has accomplished the feat twice in his NFL career (Week 3 of the 2017 season). He recovered a fumble by Colts C Ryan Kelly in the endzone for his second career touchdown and became the first player in franchise history to record multiple career games with at least 1.0 sack and a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown.

Clowney tied his single-game career high in sacks, quarterback hits, tackles for loss and fumble recoveries in the game. He has registered four-or-more tackles for loss in a game in each of the last three seasons (Week 5 in 2016, Week 3 in 2017 and Week 4 in 2018). No other player in the NFL has more than one game with four-or-more tackles for loss since 2016. He also has 42 tackles for loss in that time span (33 games), which is the second-most in the NFL.

This is the first time Clowney has earned Player of the Week honors in his career and the 41st time a Texan has been named Player of the Week in franchise history. It is also the 15th time Houston has won the AFC Defensive Player of the Week award in team history and first time since CB Johnathan Joseph in Week 6 of the 2017 season.



Player                                 Award                                   Week                    Year

Jadeveon Clowney       Defensive                           4                              2018

Johnathan Joseph         Defensive                           6                              2017

Deshaun Watson           Offensive                            4                              2017

Shane Lechler                  Special Teams                    8                              2016

Will Fuller V                      Special Teams                    4                              2016

Whitney Mercilus          Defensive                           1                              2016

J.J. Watt                             Defensive                           17                           2015

J.J. Watt                             Defensive                           11                           2015

DeAndre Hopkins          Offensive                            6                              2015

Randy Bullock                  Special Teams                    16                           2014

Ryan Fitzpatrick              Offensive                            13                           2014

J.J. Watt                             Defensive                           11                           2014

J.J. Watt                             Defensive                           4                              2014

J.J. Watt                             Defensive                           15                           2012

Matt Schaub                    Offensive                            11                           2012

J.J. Watt                             Defensive                           3                              2012

Arian Foster                     Offensive                            7                              2011

Arian Foster                     Offensive                            4                              2011

Glover Quin                      Defensive                           12                           2010

Matt Schaub                    Offensive                            6                              2010

Andre Johnson               Offensive                            2                              2010

Arian Foster                     Offensive                            1                              2010

Brian Cushing                   Defensive                           8                              2009

Brian Cushing                   Defensive                           6                              2009

Jacoby Jones                    Special Teams                    4                              2009

Matt Schaub                    Offensive                            2                              2009

Matt Schaub                    Offensive                            14                           2008

Steve Slaton                     Offensive                            13                           2008

Jacoby Jones                    Special Teams                    8                              2008

Jacoby Jones                    Special Teams                    6                              2008

André Davis                      Special Teams                    14                           2007

Kris Brown                        Special Teams                    5                              2007

Mario Williams                Defensive                           1                              2007

Kris Brown                        Special Teams                    16                           2006

DeMeco Ryans                Defensive                           13                           2006

Andre Johnson               Offensive                            4                              2006

Jerome Mathis                Special Teams                    8                              2005

Kris Brown                        Special Teams                    3                              2004

Chad Stanley                    Special Teams                    9                              2003

Avion Black                       Special Teams                    15                           2002

Aaron Glenn                    Defensive                           14                           2002