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Vote Now: Who should be SBLive’s Tampa Bay Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 7-8)?

We’ve selected 11 candidates to choose from this past week’s games
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High school football is back in the Sunshine State and so begins our Player of the Week polls for areas all around the state. Teams started off the regular season with some great individual performances in Week 3.

As such, we have 11 athletes nominated this week for the SBLive’s Tampa Bay Defensive Football Player of the Week award from September 7-8, and we ask you, the fans, to help decide who should indeed be the top athlete selected. Voting will conclude on Saturday, September 16 at 11:59 p.m. The winner will be announced in next week's poll.


Congratulations to last week's winner: Gregory Thomas, DE, Pinellas Park

Here are this week's nominations: 

Donavon Isaac, LB, Alonso: Isaac tallied seven tackles and three sacks in the Ravens 42-33 win over Spoto last week.  

Davin Stone-Grant, DE, Plant City: It was a high scoring affair between Plant City and Steinbrenner, but defense played a role as well. Stone-Grant notched seven tackles and three for a loss. 

Letarrian Jones, LB, Seminole: In the Warhawks 48-8 thumping of Dunedin, Jones was everywhere on defense. The linebacker totaled 13 tackles in the victory. 

Carlos Beltran, DL, Leto: The defensive tackle had himself a game in Leto’s 35-7 win over Tampa Freedom, notching two sacks. 

Antonio Henley, DT, Gaither: Henley just continues to rack up the sack numbers and he added to his total last week in a 25-24 loss to Wharton. The defensive tackle added four more sacks. 

Booker Pickett, DE, Wharton: In the very same game against Henley (see above), Pickett was having his own standout performance. Pickett notched nine tackles and two sacks. 

George Stamas, DB, Tarpon Springs: Stamas roamed the secondary, but helped in run support in the Spongers’ 31-10 win over Osceola. The safety had 15 tackles, three going for a loss. 

Talan Dudley, LB, Carrollwood Day: The linebacker led the Patriots’ defense with a team-high 13 tackles in the 56-34 win over Clearwater Calvary Christian. 

Cyler Ward, DL, Tampa Bay Tech: Ward led the Titans’ talented defensive line with six tackles, three for a loss in Tampa Bay Tech’s 43-7 romp of Newsome. 

Antonio Robinson, DT, Lennard: In the Longhorns’ 27-13 win over Middleton, Robinson led the defense with five tackles, three for loss and two sacks. 

Will Miller, LB, Steinbrenner: The linebacker had a heck of a game against Plant City as Miller totaled a game-high 17 tackles and a sack.  

-- Andy Villamarzo | | @sblivefl