Bodden Named NFL Defensive Player of the Week

Bodden int. TD on pass intended for Cotchery (89)

Duquesne alum Leigh Bodden, who was inducted into Duquesne's Sports Hall of Fame on October 30, 2009 -- during the New England Patriots' bye week -- is the NFL's Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Pats' 31-14 win over the New York Jets this past Sunday.

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Leigh Bodden had a career-best and New England Patriots' record three interceptions. He also had three tackles. Bodden helped New England hold the New York Jets to 122 net yards passing.

The Washington, D.C. native's first interception, with 5:57 to go in the opening quarter, off a Mark Sanchez pass intended for Jerricho Cotchery, was returned 53 yards for the game's first touchdown.

His second takeaway, the pass intended for Bodden's former teammate on the Cleveland Browns, Braylon Edwards, happened at the 9:29 mark of the second quarter. Number three, on the Jets' first play of the fourth period, was also intended for Cotchery.

Bodden has 37 tackles and five interceptions this season.

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