Sharpe is Nagurski defensive player of week

The honors keep piling up for Brandon Sharpe following Syracuse's Friday win over Pitt.

Sharpe was named the FWAA/Nagurski defensive player of the week on Tuesday, a day after being honored as the Big East defensive player of the week. We named him the conference player of the week as well.

The 6-foot-1, 255-pound senior end recorded a career-high four sacks and six tackles for loss in the 14-13 victory. Both numbers were the second-best single game marks in school history.

Sharpe will be added to the watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, with five finalists for the award being announced Nov. 15. The winner will be revealed Dec. 3 in Charlotte, N.C.