On Monday, the Big 12 announced its weekly football recognitions which included offensive, defensive, special teams and newcomer of the week awards.

The Defensive Player of the Week honors were given to Texas Tech football linebacker, Krishon Merriweather, who had 12 tackles in his Red Raider debut against Houston Baptist.

His performance marked the first time a Red Raider has recorded double-digit tackles in a season opener in two decades, according to a Big 12 release.

Merriweather’s 12-tackle performance on Saturday led all Big 12 players in week one as he completed the game with seven solo tackles and five assisted tackles, according to Big12sports.

Following a close victory against Houston Baptist, Merriweather and the Tech football team will look to keep momentum heading into their first conference game against Texas at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 26.

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