University of Louisville junior safety Calvin Pryor was tabbed the American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.
Pryor was all over the field as the seventh-ranked Cardinals shut down Eastern Kentucky on Saturday at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.
A native of Port St. Joe, Fla, Pryor led a Louisville defense that limited the Colonels to just 206 yards of offense and allowed just 99 yards through the air.
Starting his 22nd straight game, Pryor registered eight tackles, one tackle for loss, a forced fumble, a 26-yard interception return and 22 return yards following a lateraled fumble recovery.
Pryor has helped Louisville to a No. 13 national ranking in total defense (239.5 ypg) and a No. 9 rank in scoring defense (7.0 ppg) through two weeks.
Junior quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was named to the Weekly Honor Roll after throwing for 397 yards and four touchdowns.