Chuck Bednarik Award Honors John Simon
John Simon records a school record-tying five tackles-for-losses vs. Nebraska.

Oct. 9, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Senior and two-time captain John Simon was named today as the Chuck Bednarik Award's national player of the week. This is Simon's third national honor of the week after being named Monday the Lott IMPACT Award and the College Football Performance Award national defensive player of the week.

Simon was dominant against No. 21 Nebraska Saturday with seven tackles, including a school record-tying five tackles-for-losses, totaling 24 yards. Included in that total was two quarterback sacks and he also recorded a forced fumble.

Simon ranks second in the Big Ten Conference with 7.5 tackles-for-loss (totaling 33 yards). He is sixth in sacks with 3.0. He is also climbing all of Ohio State's TFL and quarterbacks charts.

Tackles for Loss - Game

1.5.0John Simon2012 vs. Nebraska
5.0Andy Katzenmoyer1996 vs. Arizona State
5.0Judah Herman1991 vs. Iowa

Tackles for Loss - Career

1.66.0Mike Vrabel1993-96
2.59.0Matt Finkes1993-96
3.56.5Jason Simmons1990-93
4.50.0Andy Katzenmoyer1996-98
5.45.5Will Smith2000-03
11.36.0John Simon2009-12

Quarterback Sacks - Career

1.36.0Mike Vrabel1993-96
2.27.5Jason Simmons1990-93
3.25.0Matt Finkes1993-96
4.23.0Eric Kumerow1984-87
5.22.5Vernon Gholston2004-07
14.14.5John Simon2009-12