PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — After a major performance Sunday against the Colts, Bud Dupree has been named AFC Defensive Player of the Week.

The team and league made the announcement Wednesday morning.

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“1️⃣ forced fumble 1️⃣ fumble recovery 2️⃣.0️⃣ sacks @Bud_Dupree has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance vs. the Colts!”

Dupree stepped up his game against the Colts, forcing and recovering a fumble and accruing two sacks.

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The outside linebacker is in a contract year and playing for a big payday in the offseason. He has played in all eight games this year, and has 32 tackles, six sacks, nine QB hits, two forced fumbles and two pass deflections.