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Shelley wins Big 12 weekly award

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Duke’s pick-six was crucial in Wildcats’ victory against Texas Tech.

NCAA Football: Kansas State at Texas Tech Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas State junior cornerback Duke Shelley was named the Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday for his contributions to the Wildcats’ victory over Texas Tech on Saturday. He was the only non-Sooner to win one of the conference awards in week 10.

Shelley had a 25-yard interception return touchdown, as well as four tackles and two pass breakups in the victory. It was his first interception of the year, and the touchdown gave K-State the lead back in the third quarter, 24-21 after Matthew McCrane’s extra point. The score was crucial to K-State’s victory, as the Wildcats had to make a two-point conversion late just to get the game to overtime.

On the season, Shelley has 40 tackles, 10 passes defended, and 1 sack, interception, and forced fumble.