Brian Cushing is the first rookie to win the honors so far this season and the first Texans defensive player since Mario Williams in 2007. He earned the honors by making nine tackles, forcing two fumbles and snagging a game clinching interception against Cincinnati last Sunday.
Cushing has changed the intensity of the Texans defense and is making an early case for Defensive rookie of the year. Let's hope this is his first of many achievements with the team.
Quick Note: Brian Cushing has also been nominated for Pepsi Rookie of the Week as well. To vote for him, here's the link. - Jake