The senior was dominant, racking up 13 tackles, 3.5 tackles-for-loss, a sack and two forced fumbles, which already earned him the Reese’s Senior Bowl defensive player of the week.
It didn’t end there for Cross, as on Tuesday we found out that two more outlets named him as their defensive player of the week.
The Chuck Bednarik Award also named Cross their top defensive player from the past week making it two big time collegiate awards giving the Irish defense tackle some recognition.
— Maxwell Football (@MaxwellFootball) October 3, 2023
It didn’t end there, however, as Cross was also named the Walter Camp Award defensive player of the week.
Congrats to @NDFootball defensive lineman Howard Cross III @HowardCrossIII – the @WalterCampFF National FBS Defensive Player of Week, presented by The Heights Group at Morgan Stanley @RyanHeald_MS https://t.co/407zYbcWo9 pic.twitter.com/3sFGNXh6Lr
— Walter Camp Football (@WalterCampFF) October 3, 2023
It was a week that Cross won’t forget and hopefully the start of a huge finish to his Notre Dame football career.
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