Broncos’ DeMarcus Ware named AFC Defensive Player of the Month

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Broncos outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware was named AFC Defensive Player of the Month for September. (Photo: Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Broncos outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Month for September, the NFL announced Thursday.

It’s the first time Ware has been named conference defensive player of the month and the 10th time a Broncos player has won the award since it started in 1986.

Ware had 3.5 sacks in three games, the only player to post a sack in each game this season. Ware is 13th on the NFL’s all-time list with 130.5 career sacks.

Ware also led the league with 11 quarterback hits, three more than any other player in the league and also had 10 tackles for the NFL’s No. 1 defense.

The Broncos play the Minnesota Vikings at 2:25 p.m. Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The game can be seen on FOX31 Denver.

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