Tulsa linebacker Zaven Collins earns AAC's Defensive Play of the Week

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Posted at 11:31 AM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 12:31:40-04

TULSA, Okla. — University of Tulsa linebacker Zaven Collins earned American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 5, according to TU.

Originally from Hominy, Okla., 6'4" Collins led the Tulsa defense to hold the Knights to 24 points under their season average. Collins also held the Knights to 191 yards under their nation-leading offensive average.

So far this year, in two games, Collins averaged 8.0 tackles, 3.75 TFLs and 1.5 sacks.

Collins had a team-leading 10 tackles (7 solos, 3 assists), 3.5 TFLs for -11 yards, one interception for a 13-yard return, two pass break-ups and one QB hurry. His second-quarter tackle for loss gave Tulsa a safety for its first two points of the game in an 18-point comeback victory.
University of Tulsa Athletics | Press release

The American Athletic Conference also rewarded another Tulsa football player this week. Punter Lachlan Wilson earned the Special Teams Player of the Week. Also, AAC added quarterback Zach Smith to the AAC's Honor Roll.

WATCH a full interview with Collins and 2 Works for You Sports Anchor, Cayden McFarland, below:

Zaven Collins interview

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