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Telvin Smith’s pick six nets AFC defensive player of week honors

Jacksonville Jaguars outside linebacker Telvin Smith (50), left, races through to score a touchdown during the NFL game between Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium in London, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)


The Jaguars were able to make things happen in a hurry Sunday thanks to Telvin Smith, and he was recognized for it Wednesday.

The second-year linebacker was named AFC defensive player of the week, after his pick six helped lead the Jaguars back to a win over the Bills in London.

The former fourth-rounder from Florida State had to pick off his old college teammate EJ Manuel to make the play.

His score was part of a two-in-seven-second outburst, but only part of an outstanding day. He also had nine tackles and broke up three passes, as the Jaguars held on to beat the Bills.