Former Pottsboro star Justin Lawler named AAC Defensive Player of the Week

Former Pottsboro Cardinals star Justin Lawler has been named American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week, after tying an SMU and conference record with four sacks in one game.

He also forced a fumble and blocked a field goal attempt in a 49-28 win over UConn on Saturday.

Lawler leads the Mustangs with six sacks in 2017 and is second on the team in tackles with 30 and tackles for loss with 8.

The Pottsboro native is on the Nagurski, Bednarik, Wuerffel and Hendricks Award Watch Lists.