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Oct. 9, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Senior and two-time captain John Simon was named today as the Chuck Bednarik Award’s national player of the week. This is Simon’s third national honor of the week after being named Monday the Lott IMPACT Award and the College Football Performance Award national defensive player of the week.

Simon was dominant against No. 21 Nebraska Saturday with seven tackles, including a school record-tying five tackles-for-losses, totaling 24 yards. Included in that total was two quarterback sacks and he also recorded a forced fumble.

Simon ranks second in the Big Ten Conference with 7.5 tackles-for-loss (totaling 33 yards). He is sixth in sacks with 3.0. He is also climbing all of Ohio State’s TFL and quarterbacks charts.

Tackles for Loss – Game

1. 5.0 John Simon 2012 vs. Nebraska
5.0 Andy Katzenmoyer 1996 vs. Arizona State
5.0 Judah Herman 1991 vs. Iowa

Tackles for Loss – Career

1. 66.0 Mike Vrabel 1993-96
2. 59.0 Matt Finkes 1993-96
3. 56.5 Jason Simmons 1990-93
4. 50.0 Andy Katzenmoyer 1996-98
5. 45.5 Will Smith 2000-03
11. 36.0 John Simon 2009-12

Quarterback Sacks – Career

1. 36.0 Mike Vrabel 1993-96
2. 27.5 Jason Simmons 1990-93
3. 25.0 Matt Finkes 1993-96
4. 23.0 Eric Kumerow 1984-87
5. 22.5 Vernon Gholston 2004-07
14. 14.5 John Simon 2009-12