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Mauti named National Defensive Player of the Week


Mauti was named the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week on Sunday after helping Penn State's defense limit Illinois to just seven points on Saturday

Mauti named National Defensive Player of the Week

Penn State fans know how important Mike Mauti is to the Nittany Lions' success. Now the senior linebacker is getting recognized on the national stage.

Mauti was named the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week on Sunday after helping Penn State's defense limit Illinois to just seven points on Saturday.The linebacker was credited with 0.5 sacks, six tackles and two interceptions.

Mauti's first pick, at the end of the first half, set a school record when he returned the ball 99 yards to the Illinois one yard line. The second pick, late in the third quarter, led to a Penn State touchdown.

Mauti ranks second in the Big Ten with 26 solo tackles this season.

 -Emily Kaplan

About this blog
Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

This season is Joe's fourth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

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