The NFL certainly noticed Vontae Davis’ performance against the Houston Texans on Sunday.
The league announced Wednesday that the Indianapolis Colts cornerback is the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 17. It’s the first time Davis has won the award in his career.
Davis intercepted two passes against the Texans in the regular season finale. The two picks matched a career high. Davis also finished with five solo tackles and three passes defensed.
The Colts acquired Davis in a trade with the Miami Dolphins before the regular season. A former first-round pick, he’s started 10 games this year but missed six games with injuries. For the season, he has 53 tackles (40 solo), eight passes defensed, three interceptions and a sack.
Davis is the third Colts defender to win AFC Defensive Player of the Week, joining cornerbacks Darius Butler in Week 10 and Cassius Vaughn in Week 14.
The league has previously honored quarterback Andrew Luck (Week 9) and wide receiver Reggie Wayne (Week 5) as AFC Offensive Player of the Week. The NFL named receiver/returner T.Y. Hilton AFC Special Teams Player of the Week following his performance in Week 12.