CLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns defensive end Olivier Vernon has been named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for games played Nov. 19-23, the National Football League announced Wednesday.
Vernon recorded three sacks, one safety, five tackles, and one pass defensed during a 22-17 win against Philadelphia on Sunday.
His three sacks led all AFC players in Week 11, as he became the first NFL player since 2014 to record three sacks and a safety in a single game.
Vernon’s three sacks tied a career-high and were the most by a Brown since Myles Garrett on Sept. 16, 2019.
This marks Vernon’s third career Player of the Week award as he also earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 13 in 2013 and AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 8 in 2012.
Vernon joins Myles Garrett, Baker Mayfield and Jedrick Wills Jr. as league award winners this season.
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