DENVER, Colo. – On Wednesday, former Tennessee State defensive back Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week after his performance against the Washington Redskins.
The former Tiger had a pick-six in the 45-21 Denver Broncos win on Sunday. Rodgers-Cromartie also recorded three pass breakups, five tackles and one tackle for loss.
Late in the fourth quarter Rodgers-Cromartie picked off Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins and raced 75-yards for a pick-six that sealed the deal on the Broncos come from behind win.
Sunday’s interception was the second of the season for the TSU alum and the 18th in his career. The touchdown marked the fifth time Rodgers-Cromartie reached the end zone in his NFL career. Since making his league debut in 2008 Rodgers-Cromartie has recorded the most pass break-ups in the NFL with 95.
The award is the second of his career with the first coming in 2009 as a member of the Arizona Cardinals, when Rodgers-Cromartie earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week.
Rodgers-Cromartie and the Broncos return to action Oct. 10 after their bye week to take on AFC West Division foe San Diego, kick-off is slated for 3:25 p.m. (CT).