MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake is instantly recognized by opposing coaches, quarterbacks, and offensive linemen. Thursday, wake was recognized by the NFL as the AFC Defensive Player of the Month for October.

Wake had nine tackles and three sacks in the Dolphins’ three games in October. His three sacks were tied for the most in the AFC in October and his play helped lead the Dolphins to an undefeated record in October.

For the season, Wake has 7.5 sacks, of which 4.5 came against the Arizona Cardinals in a loss on September 30. Wake has pulled down 35.5 sacks in his first four seasons with the Dolphins, which is the most by any player in their first four years in franchise history.

The award is the first player of the month award in Wake’s career and he’s the first Dolphin to pull off the feat since Joey Porter in October 2008.

The Dolphins have Wake under a long-term contract and he’s expected to be a key cog in the Dolphins improved defense for years to come.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Miami

Check Your BracketEnter our national Bracket Challenge game for a chance to win $5,000 Amex gift card.
Get Your Daily DoseHere's some good news just for you.

Watch & Listen LIVE