Tuesday, September 02, 2008

LB Obi Ezeh is named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week

LB Obi Ezeh (Jr./So.) was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for his outstanding performance against Utah. According to the press release, "Ezeh racked up a career-best 15 tackles against Utah, helping hold the visitors to only two first downs and 28 yards of offense in the second half as Michigan nearly rallied for the win. The sophomore linebacker added 1.5 tackles for loss, a pass breakup and a crucial interception at the goal line to keep the score close in the second half. With the Utes leading 22-10 at the half, a Wolverines fumble gave them the ball less than 10 yards from another score early in the third quarter. But the Michigan defense recorded a sack before Ezeh picked off a third-down pass at the two-yard line to prevent a potential score. The Wolverines would eventually close to within 25-23 before falling. Ezeh’s 15 tackles were the most stops by a Wolverine in a season opener since the mid 1970s. He picks up his first career weekly honor." Go Blue!

*NOTE: Photo of Obi Ezeh (45) from the 8/30/08 game vs. Utah by KIRTHMON DOZIER/Detroit Free Press.

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