Monday, September 12, 2011

Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

Zaviar Gooden, Missouri, LB, Jr, Pflugerville, Texas
Zaviar Gooden registered a team-high nine tackles and blocked a PAT in Missouri's 37-30 overtime loss at No. 23 Arizona State. He was also credited with Mizzou's only sack in the game, which came near midfield in the final two minutes as ASU was closing in on field goal range. Gooden's sack put the Sun Devils in a 3rd-and-long situation that wasn't converted, which gave the Tigers the ball back. The junior linebacker ranks third on the team with 12 tackles - all solos.