The NFL has announced Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake has been named the Week 6 AFC Defensive Player of the Week. This marks the third time in his career Wake has earned the award, winning it in Week 9 of 2013 and Week 1 last year before this week's honor. The three consecutive years of winning the award at least once is the second longest streak in franchise history, trailing Jason Taylor, who won it at least once in five consecutive years from 2002 to 2006.
Wake's Week 6 performance included four sacks in the second quarter against the Tennessee Titans. He also forced two fumbles on those sacks. Wake came into the game without a sack on the season, but is now tied for 11th in the league, just 2.5 sacks off the league lead.
The four sack performance pushed Wake to 67.0 career sacks and into third place all time in team sacks, surpassing Vern Den Herder (64.0) and Doug Betters (65.5). He trails second place Bill Standfill by a half-sack. Taylor is the franchise record holder for sacks at 131.0.
This marks the second AFC Player of the Week award for the Dolphins this season. Wide receiver Jarvis Landry was selected as the AFC Sepcial Teams Player of the Week in Week 1.