Thursday, September 29, 2011

Kerrigan Gets NFL Honors

Ryan Kerrigan scores against the Giants in week one. (Photo from washtimes.com)

Washington Redskins defensive end Ryan Kerrigan has been named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month.

The Redskins first round draft pick has taken the NFL by storm to start off the season. In the first game of the season, Kerrigan totaled 5 tackles and had an interception for a touchdown against the New York Giants. In three total games this season, the rookie has total 12 total tackles including 1.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and 1 interception that went for a touchdown.

The combination of Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan has made the Redskins front seven one of the fiercest in the NFL. Look for Orakpo and Kerrigan to feed off of each others success and continue to be two of the best defensive players in the NFL.