MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — After starring in Saturday’s win over No. 15 Virginia Tech, WVU redshirt sophomore bandit Jared Bartlett is the Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Week. 

Bartlett logged a season-high five tackles, including a game-high three sacks, helping the Mountaineers snatch the Black Diamond Trophy back from the Hokies in a 27-21 victory. 

Those three sacks mark a career high for Bartlett. He becomes the first Mountaineer to log three or more sacks in a game since Darius Stills did it at Baylor on Oct. 31, 2019. 

He also forced and recovered a fumble, and had a quarterback hurry. 

Bartlett is the first Mountaineer to earn weekly recognition from the Big 12 Conference this season.