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Navy Vs. Penn State: Michael Mauti Big Ten Defensive Player Of The Week

Penn State University linebacker Michael Mauti was named the Big Ten's Defensive Player of the Week on Monday for his performance in the school's dominating 34-7 win over Navy on Saturday.

Mauti finished the game with a team-high 12 tackles and helped the team record four turnovers for a second straight week. He is the first Penn State player to be named Defensive Player of the Week since Gerald Hodges earned the weekly award on Oct. 31, 2011.

In addition, freshman defensive end Deion Barnes was named Co-Freshman on the week by the Big Ten. Barnes had a career high five tackles, including a sack and a forced fumble on Navy's first possession of the second half.

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