ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — After a 2.5-sack performance against the Lions, rookie defensive end Dre'Mont Jones has been named the AFC's Defensive Player of the Week.
This is the first time in Jones' young career that he has been awarded the conference recognition.
Jones, who helped the Broncos hold the Lions to fewer than 200 total yards in a 27-17 win, is the second Bronco to earn the honor this season. Kareem Jackson earned the award after the Broncos' Week 14 win in Houston.
The third-round pick from Ohio State, who tallied five tackles and the 2.5 sacks, is the third rookie this season to be named AFC Defensive Player of the Week. He joins Pittsburgh's Devin Bush (Week 6) and Oakland's Maxx Crosby (Week 11).
LB D.J. Williams and OLB Von Miller are the only other Broncos to receive the award as rookies. This is the 35th time a Bronco has earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Jones has tallied 14 tackles, 3.5 sacks, one interception and two passes defensed in 13 games this season.