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Mizzou's Aldon Smith Becomes 6th MU Player To Win Big 12 POTW After Beating Illinois

I noted last week that Mizzou DE Aldon Smith had won the Big 12 defensive player of the week award.

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What I didn't realize -- and was pointed out by Dave Matter of the Columbia Tribune -- is that Smith is upholding a tradition on winning this award after beating Illinois.

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He joins: quarterbacks Brad Smith (2002) and Blaine Gabbert (2009), safety Pig Brown (2007), defensive end Stryker Sulak (2008) and return specialist Jeremy Maclin (2008).

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That's impressive either way.

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