UVa's Harris named national DPOW

UVa's Harris named national DPOW
September 1, 2013, 6:00 pm
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One game, one win, one national award.

Not a bad start to the season for UVa football.

The school announced on Sunday that strong safety Anthony Harris was named national defensive player of the week by the Walter Camp Football Foundation. 

Harris played the role of glue guy and stopper on Saturday against BYU.

The junior had an eventful day: on top of his 11 tackles, he intercepted and sacked Brigham Young quarterback Taysom Hill.

Harris also blocked a punt in the third quarter, leading to Virginia's first touchdown.

His interception was also game-changing -- trailing 16-12 with under three minutes to play, Harris returned the picked-off pass six yards before lateraling to teammate Henry Coley, who rumbled for an additional 27 yards.

UVa scored the winning touchdown on the very next play.

The Walter Camp Football Foundation has honored one offensive and one defensive player each week for the past 10 seasons; the honor is decided by a panel of national media members.