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.

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