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New York Giants’ Stevie Brown Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 17

January 2nd, 2013 at 11:45 AM
By Dan Benton

New York Giants safety Stevie Brown capped off his breakout season with a six-tackle, one-interception game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Appropriately, his performance was recognized by the league, which announced on Wednesday that he has been named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for week 17.

This is Brown's second Player of the Week award this season, having previously won it following an impressive week eight performance against the Dallas Cowboys in which he accounted for three takeaways.

With this award, Brown becomes the first safety in Giants franchise history to win the award multiple times in the same season.

A potential Restricted Free Agent (RFA), Brown revealed earlier this week that the Giants plan to place a tender on him. However, it is not yet known what type of tender it will be.

The 25-year-old Brown finished his first season with the Giants with 77 tackles, 11 passes defended , two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and eight interceptions which were returned for a franchise record 307 yards (also ranked 4th in NFL history for a single-season).

Photo Credit: Mike Gannon

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