ALLEN PARK — Linebacker DeAndre Levy has been named the NFC defensive player of the month for his efforts in the Detroit Lions’ first four games.
Levy is the first Lions' defender to receive the monthly award since Stephen Boyd in 1998.
Levy has 38 tackles, an interception and a safety which has helped the Lions get off to a 3-1 start.
Levy had 10 tackles (nine solo) and one interception in the Lions’ opener, a win over the Giants.
Levy, who was a third-round draft pick in 2009, is tied for first with Tampa Bay’s Lavonte David for most tackles for a loss on rush plays with five so far this season.
He is tied for third among NFL leaders in interceptions since 2013 with seven. Also he is third among active linebackers with a dozen interceptions.
Levy ranks sixth among Lions linebackers with career interceptions.
The Lions are preparing to play the Buffalo Bills at Ford Field on Sunday.