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Hawthorne earns NFC defensive player of the week honors

Post by Eric Williams on Dec. 7, 2011 at 11:52 am with 3 Comments »
December 7, 2011 11:52 am
Seattle Seahawks' David Hawthorne briefly glances back as he returns an interception 77 yards for a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles in the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 31-14. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

According to the team’s web site, Seattle Seahawks linebacker David Hawthorne has earned NFC defensive player of the week honors for the first time in his career for his effort against the Philadelphia Eagles last week.

Hawthorne finished tied with fellow linebacker Leroy Hill with a team-high six tackles, and also intercepted a Vince Young pass out in the flat intended for running back LeSean McCoy and returned it 77 yards for a touchdown.

Hawthorne is the second Seattle defensive player in three weeks to receive the award. Defensive end Chris Clemons was voted defensive player of the week for his effort three weeks ago against St. Louis, finishing with three sacks and two forced fumbles.

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  1. Congrats, Heater!

  2. bigmike04 says:

    The Seattle Seahawks signed free-agents RB Jay Finley (Bengals) and LB Keith Darbut (Bengals) to the practice squad Tuesday, Dec. 6.

  3. Dukeshire says:

    Atta boy, Heater!

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