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Oct 6, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers defensive back Tramaine Brock (26) returns an interception for a touchdown against the Houston Texans in the first quarter at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Tramaine Brock wins NFC defensive player of week award

There’s been a lot of discussion this week about Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub, who threw an NFL record fourth-straight pick-six during Sunday’s loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Meanwhile, there’s been hardly any recognition for the man who scored the TD and set the tone for a convincing 34-3 win for the 49ers.

Cornerback Tramaine Brock has been a surprising productive CB for a team that entered the season with a lot of questions there. The fourth-year cornerback only saw significant playing time last week after free agent acquisition Nnamdi Asomugha was held out of the contest with a sore knee.

Today, Brock received NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors, and became the first 49ers CB since Walt Harris in 2006 to be so recognized after he had two first-half interceptions in  the win over Houston on Sunday night.

“Really pleased with the way Tramaine’s ascending,” Jim Harbaugh said Monday. “When you play like that you’re going to continue to play. So, I think there’s going to be more opportunity for him.”

 

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