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Baylor LB Bernard Named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

October 26, 2020
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WACO, Texas – For his dominant performance on the defensive side of the ball on Saturday against Texas, junior Terrel Bernard was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday.

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Bernard tied his career-high with an impressive 19 tackles, including nine solo, two tackles-for-loss, one sack and a pass breakup. His two 19-tackle performances (19 tackles vs. TCU last season) are the most by any Baylor player since 2011. The 19 takedowns are the most by a Big 12 player this season and second most in a college football game so far in 2020.

The double-digit tackle performance is his sixth dating back to last season. In only three games this year, Bernard has totaled 40 tackles which is second best in the Big 12, while he is averaging a league-best 13.3 per contest, with the conference's secondary leader averaging just 9.0 tackles per game. His 13.3 tackles per game are fourth in the nation, while his sacks per game (1.17) rank first in the Big 12 and ninth in the country. In addition, his 1.83 tackles-for-loss per game is tied for the best in the conference.

This is the third Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week honor for Bernard as he earned the award twice last season on Oct. 21 and Nov. 11.

BAYLOR'S BIG 12 DEFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
2001 - Samir Al-Amin, FS (Nov. 24)
2004 - Willie Andrews, RS (Sept. 27)
2005 - Colin Allred, LB (Nov. 21)
2006 - Dwain Crawford, CB (Oct. 2)
2007 - Jordan Lake, FS (Sept. 24)
2008 - Joe Pawelek, LB (Nov. 17)
2009 - Joe Pawelek, LB (Sept. 8)
2010 - Byron Landor, S (Oct. 18)
2010 - Byron Landor, S (Nov. 1)
2011 - Elliot Coffey, LB (Nov. 14)
2011 - Sam Holl, S (Dec. 5)
2012 - Joe Williams, CB (Nov. 19)
2012 - Eddie Lackey, LB (Nov. 26)
2012 - Eddie Lackey, LB (Dec. 3)
2013 - Terrell Burt, S (Sept. 23)
2013 - Eddie Lackey, LB (Oct. 21)
2013 - K.J. Morton, CB (Dec. 9)
2014 - Shawn Oakman, DE (Nov. 24)
2015 - Shawn Oakman, DE (Oct. 26)
2015 - Andrew Billings, NT (Nov. 23)
2016 - Orion Stewart, S (Sept. 12)
2016 - Travon Blanchard, NB (Sept. 26)
2016 - Ryan Reid, CB (Oct. 17)
2018 – Clay Johnston, LB (Nov. 5)
2019 – Clay Johnston, LB (Sept. 30)
2019 – Terrel Bernard, LB (Oct. 21) 
2019 – Terrel Bernard, LB (Nov. 11)
2020 – Terrel Bernard, LB (Oct. 26)

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Baylor LB Bernard Named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

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BEAR 45
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When did Bernard start wearing #26 and have his hand in a cast ?????
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BEAR 45 said:

When did Bernard start wearing #26 and have his hand in a cast ?????
The answer is last season on both questions. That's a shot of our game with UT last year in Waco.
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