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Lavonte David earns top rookie honor; Dekoda Watson also honored



Bucs linebacker Lavonte David has been named NFL defensive rookie of the month, becoming the first Tampa Bay player to earn the distinction.

David had 47 tackles in November, more than any player in the NFL. The second-round pick from Nebraska has been among the Bucs’ top defensive players, leading the team in total tackles (98) and tackles for losses (14).

Last month, running back Doug Martin won offensive rookie of the month after his string of sensational games.

Also today, Bucs linebacker Dekoda Watson was named NFC special teams player of the month after making a pair of special teams tackles and blocking a punt that was returned for a touchdown by Adam Hayward.

[Last modified: Thursday, November 29, 2012 5:06pm]


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