JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey has been honored for a performance he dedicated to former head coach Gus Bradley.
On Wednesday, Ramsey was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 16. Ramsey was a standout in the 38-17 win over the Tennessee Titans.
He produced four solo tackles, four pass breakups and an interception for a touchdown against the AFC South rivals. Ramsey allowed just four completions for 20 yards on Saturday.
“It felt good on probably every level that it could’ve felt good on,” Ramsey said after the game. “I knew eventually it was coming, we had to get this win, so we could have a win at home this season, to have something – a buzz – in this city. So that was important, and all glory to God really for that victory and performance.
The honor is another feather in the cap of the fifth overall pick in this year's NFL Draft. Ramsey is tied for the lead among rookies with 15 pass breakups. He is one of only two rookies with 60 tackles, 10 pass breakups, two interceptions and a defensive touchdown this season.
He will likely be among those considered for the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award.
Linebacker Telvin Smith was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week last season in Week 7.
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