Sept. 4, 2011
Michigan Rewind: Brandon Herron
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan football fifth-year senior linebacker Brandon Herron (Stafford, Texas/Dulles) was named Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week today (Sunday, Sept. 4), presented by Generation UCAN, for his efforts in U-M's 34-10 victory over Western Michigan on Saturday (Sept. 3). Herron, in his first career start, recorded a career-high eight tackles and his first career interception and became the first Wolverine player in the modern era (since 1948) to record two defensive touchdown returns in the same game.
With the score tied 7-7 with 6:58 remaining in the second quarter, Herron intercepted a pass at the U-M six-yard line and scored on a 94-yard return to give the Wolverines their first lead of the game. It marked the longest interception return for a touchdown in Michigan history (previous record was held by Ken Tureaud and Thom Darden with 92-yard touchdown returns). Then, with 9:27 left in the third quarter, Herron recovered a fumble following a sack by senior/junior safety Jordan Kovacs (Curtice, Ohio/Clay) and sprinted 29 yards for a touchdown, giving Michigan a 27-10 lead.
Herron has played in 32 career games and totaled 42 tackles, two fumble recoveries and one interception.
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