Jonah Elliss was a part of Utah’s game-wrecking defense during a Week 4 win over UCLA. While the Bruins did score a late touchdown, Utah suffocated UCLA and forced 2 turnovers.

For his part in the performance, Ellis received a major national honor. He was awarded the Walter Camp Defensive Player of the Week honor after registering a career-high performance against UCLA.

During the game, Eliss racked up 10 tackles. He was a menace behind the line of scrimmage, registering an eye-popping 5 TFL and 3.5 sacks in the win over the Bruins. Elliss’ sack total tied for the fourth-most in a single game for program history and his sack total is tied for eighth all-time.

Elliss becomes the 7th Ute to earn Walter Camp Player of the Week honors since 2004, and 6 of those 7 players have been on the defensive side of the ball. Along with the national honor, Elliss was also the Pac-12’s Defensive Line Player of the Week.

We’ll see how Elliss and the Utes follow up on that performance with a Friday night road trip vs. Oregon State this week.