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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Kampman wins NFC award



November 1, 2006

DEFENSE: DE AARON KAMPMAN, GREEN BAY PACKERS

Playing in front of the home fans at Lambeau Field, Kampman posted eight tackles, two sacks and three quarterback pressures in the Packers' 31-14 win over the Arizona Cardinals. The former Iowa standout, who recorded the third multiple-sack game of his career, was part of a defensive unit that allowed a season-low 218 total net yards and just 3.4 yards per play. The Packers allowed only 86 total rushing yards and 132 net yards passing. Kampman, who was drafted in the fifth round of the 2002 NFL Draft (No. 156 overall), sacked Arizona rookie quarterback Matt Leinart twice for a loss of 11 yards and his total of three quarterback pressures was the most by a Packer on the day. Kampman's eight tackles tied rookie linebacker A.J. Hawk for the team lead. This season, Kampman has a career-best 8½ sacks, which leads the NFC and ties for the most in the NFL.

In his fifth year from Iowa, this is Kampman's first career Player of the Week Award.

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