Sep 2, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA;Florida State Seminoles defensive back Lamarcus Joyner (20) returns a kick-off against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the first quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State CB Lamarcus Joyner named Nagurski Defensive Player of the Week

All of the talk surrounding Florida State’s 51-14 beatdown of Clemson on Saturday surrounded the phenomenal performance of redshirt freshman QB Jameis Winston. However, he may not have been the Seminole that made the biggest impact on the field in that matchup.

Senior CB Lamarcus Joyner was a terror on the defensive side of the ball against that high-powered Clemson offense, and for his efforts, he has been named the Nagurski Defensive Player of the Week.

Joyner got off to a quick start making an impact by forcing a fumble after a Tajh Boyd pass to Stanton Seckinger over the middle, which was recovered by Florida State. They went on to score immediately on the following series.

Later on in the first half, Joyner came off the edge sacking Boyd, causing another fumble which was picked up by defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. and returned for a score.

To cap things off for Joyner’s huge night, and Boyd’s nightmarish one, he would also pick off an errant throw by Clemson’s senior leader in the second half.


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