DALLAS (FWAA) - Vanderbilt cornerback D.J. Moore has been named the FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week for games of Oct. 20.
Moore, a 5-10, 175-pound sophomore from Spartanburg, S.C., had two interceptions and added a team high eight tackles (five unassisted) in Vanderbilt's 17-6 upset of sixth-ranked South Carolina. One of Moore's interceptions was in the end zone and thwarted a Gamecock scoring drive.
Vanderbilt's stunning victory at South Carolina was over its highest ranked opponent in 70 years, since beating sixth-ranked LSU in 1937.
Moore will be added to the 2007 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy will be presented to the best defensive player in college football on Dec. 3 by the FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte, N.C.
Each week during the 2007 season the FWAA All- America Committee will select a national defensive player of the week from nominations made by the 11 Division I Bowl Subdivision Conferences and major independents.