Ossai earns national recognition for performance in win over Oklahoma State

06 Nov By
College World Series
Football Writers National Association Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week - Joseph Ossai
Texas JACK Joseph Ossai earned Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week honors, as well as similar awards from the Chuck Bednarik Award and Bronko Nagurski Trophy, as his 12-tackle, three-sack performance in UT's win at Oklahoma State (photo courtesy of the Football Writers Association of America).

The Football Writers Association of America named Joseoph Ossai as the Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week Nov. 3.

He earned the award after turning in inarguably the best game of his UT career, when he piled up 12 tackles, six tackles for loss, three sacks and one forced fumble recovery in Saturday's 41-34 overtime win at No. 6 Oklahoma State.

Players are selected each week, and this is the fourth time since 2014 a Texas player has earned the award.

Ossai capped off his performance against OSU by sacking quarterback Spencer Sanders on fourth down on the game's final play. For his efforts, he also earned National Defensive Player of the Week honors from the Chuck Bednarik Award and Bronko Nagurski Trophy.


To read the FWAA's press release about Ossai's award in its entirety, click here.