SYRACUSE Syracuse University football defensive end Brandon Sharpe was named The Big East Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, following a career performance in Fridays 14-13 victory over Pittsburgh at the Carrier Dome.
Sharpe registered career highs with four sacks, seven tackles, and six tackles for loss. The 6-foot-1, 260-pound senior leads the Orange (2-3, 1-0) with 5.5 sacks and eight tackles for loss on the season.
Syracuse will play at No. 20 Rutgers (5-0, 2-0) at noon on Saturday.