MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith’s explosive plays against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday did not go unnoticed.

On Wednesday, the team announced Smith, also known as “The Hitman”, has been named the NFC’s Defensive Player of the Week.

In the game, Smith had one sack, a fumble recovery, and an interception late in the fourth quarter to seal the Vikings victory.

Smith’s 10 career sacks now make him the all-time leader in career sacks by a defensive back.

It’s the second such award of Smith’s career.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.