Tommy Eichenberg has earned a national defensive player of the week award for the second time this year.
Previously named as the Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in Ohio State’s season opener against Notre Dame, Eichenberg added another honor this week when he was named the Lott IMPACT Trophy Player of the Week for his performance against Iowa.
Fourth year linebacker @tommyike41 led a dominant defensive effort for @OhioStateFB by returning an interception for a touchdown, breaking up a pass and making 7 tackles in their 54-10 win over Iowa.— Lott IMPACT Trophy (@TheLottTrophy) October 26, 2022
Eichenberg recorded Ohio State’s first defensive touchdown of the season with a pick-six in the Buckeyes’ 54-10 win over the Hawkeyes. He also had seven tackles with a tackle for loss and had a third-down pass breakup as one of the leaders of a dominant defensive performance by the Buckeyes.
Right to the Ohio State defense pic.twitter.com/yBPphWIMDq— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) October 22, 2022
Eichenberg’s performance against Iowa continued an excellent season for the Ohio State middle linebacker, who has positioned himself as an All-American candidate by recording a team-high 57 tackles (including seven tackles for loss and three sacks) for a defense that currently ranks second nationally in yards allowed per game (239.9) and fifth in points allowed per game (14.9).