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Miami Dolphins’ Louis Delmas named AFC top defender for Week 8

Miami Dolphins safety Louis Delmas (25) celebrates after returning an interception 81 yards for a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014.
Miami Dolphins safety Louis Delmas (25) celebrates after returning an interception 81 yards for a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. MIAMI HERALD STAFF

Miami Dolphins safety Louis Delmas, who had an 81-yard interception return for a touchdown and recovered a fumble at Jacksonville, is the AFC’s Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced Wednesday.

Delmas also had two tackles and a pass defensed in the Dolphins’ 27-13 victory, which featured two Miami defensive touchdowns.

It’s the first such honor for Delmas, who signed with the Dolphins as a free agent in March after five seasons with the Detroit Lions. Delmas did win NFC Rookie of the Month in September 2009.

Delmas is the second Dolphins player to win AFC Defensive Player of the Week this season, joining defensive end Cameron Wake, who earned the honor in Week 1.

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