JACKSONVILLE – Rayshawn Jenkins last Sunday turned in a career-best performance, a kind he said you dream about growing up.
With that performance came a national honor.
Jenkins, the Jaguars' sixth-year veteran strong safety, on Wednesday morning was announced as the AFC's Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in a 40-34 overtime victory over the Dallas Cowboys at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville this past Sunday.
Jenkins, in his second season with the Jaguars, registered 18 tackles and two interceptions in the game. He returned the second 52 yards for the game-winning touchdown with 6:52 remaining in overtime.
He was the first player in NFL history to record 18 tackles and two interceptions in a game.
Jenkins became the third player honored in such a fashion by the NFL this season. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week in Weeks 3 and 14. Linebacker Devin Lloyd was named Defensive Rookie of the Month for September.