2011/2012 Top Bowl Performers - Def. Backs

Posted Jan 11, 2012

The best and the brightest players of the 2011/2012 bowl season. Defensive Backs

2011-2012 CFN All-Bowl Team

& Top DB Performances

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2011-2012 Top Bowl Performers
- 2011-2012 CFN All-Bowl Team
- Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Receivers | Offensive Lines
- Defensive Linemen | Linebackers | Defensive Backs | Special Teamers

Defensive Backs

1. Oklahoma CB Jamell Fleming tied for the team lead with seven tackles with a pick and three broken up passes while helping to keep Iowa's Marvin McNutt to just 46 yards on four catches in the Insight Bowl win over Iowa.

2. Vanderbilt CB Casey Hayward made eight tackles with a tackle for loss and two picks in the Liberty Bowl loss to Cincinnati.

3. NC State CB David Amerson made five tackles with two picks and a score in the Belk Bowl win over Louisville.

4. Alabama CB Dre Kirkpatrick made four tackles, two tackles for loss, and helped keep LSU WR Rueben Randle to 13 yards on three catches in the BCS Championship win over LSU.

5. LSU S Eric Reid made 11 tackles with a broken up pass in the BCS Championship loss to Alabama.

6. Michigan State CB Darqueze Dennard made four tackles with two picks in the Outback Bowl win over Georgia.

7. Rutgers CB Logan Ryan made seven tackles with a pick, two broken up passes, 2.5 tackles for loss, and half a sack in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl win over Iowa State.

8. Oregon S John Boyett made 16 tackles with a half a sack in the Rose Bowl win over Wisconsin.

9. Western Michigan CB Aaron Winchester led the team with 12 tackles with a forced fumble and a tackle for loss in the Little Caesars Bowl loss to Purdue.

10. Kansas State CB David Garrett led the team with ten tackles with two tackles for loss in the Cotton Bowl loss to Arkansas.

11. NC State S Brandan Bishop made 12 tackles with a tackle for loss in the Belk Bowl win over Louisville.

12. Arkansas S Jerico Nelson made seven tackles with an interception for 61 yards in the Cotton Bowl win over Kansas State.

13. Michigan S Jordan Kovacs led the Wolverines with 11 tackles in the Allstate Sugar Bowl win over Virginia Tech.

14. West Virginia S Eain Smith made 12 tackles in the Orange Bowl in the win over Clemson.

15. Washington S Sean Parker made 15 tackles in the Valero Alamo Bowl loss to Baylor.

16. Mississippi State S Corey Broomfield made nine tackles with two tackles for loss and a sack in the Music City Bowl win over Wake Forest.

17. Northwestern CB Jeravin Matthews made 12 tackles in the Texas Bowl loss to Texas A&M.

18. Washington S Josh Shirley made five tackles and three sacks in the Valero Alamo Bowl loss to Baylor.

19. Louisiana-Lafayette S Jemarious Moten made 11 tackles with two broken up passes in the R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl win over San Diego State.

20. Wake Forest S Merrill Noel made seven tackles and a pick in the Music City Bowl loss to Mississippi State.