Danielle Hunter Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week
This comes as little surprise after his performance on Sunday against the Lions, Minnesota Vikings DE Danielle Hunter was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week.
Hunter scored 3.5 sacks, 9 tackles, and returned a fumble 32-yards for a touchdown in the Vikings 24-9 win over Detroit.
According to the Vikings, Hunter became the first player since at least 1982 to record 9 tackles, 3.5 sacks and a touchdown in a single-game. As a defensive unit, the Vikings set a franchise record with 10 sacks.
This is Hunter's first NFC Defensive Player of the Week award and the 8th player under Coach Mike Zimmer to win the honor.