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Michael Thomas tabbed AFC Defensive Player of the Week

Made game-ending INT against Patriots. Aaron Wilson

Print This December 18, 2013, 02:29 PM EST

A week ago, not many people knew who Michael Thomas was.

He was on the San Francisco 49ers practice squad and wasn't someone that appeared ready to contribute in a major way.

Credit the Dolphins for seeing something as they signed Thomas to their 53-man roster before Sunday's game against the Patriots. And Thomas delivered, clinching a Miami win with a game-ending interception in the end zone against New England quarterback Tom Brady.

For his effort, Thomas was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week.

His performance against the Patriots saw him make two tackles and two pass deflections in addition to the intereption.

Thomas is the third member of the Dolphins to earn conference Defensive Player of the Week honors, with Cameron Week (Week 9) and Olivier Vernon (Week 13) being the others.

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