Aldon Smith named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month

49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been honored as the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month for October, the team announced on Wednesday.

In four games in October, the seventh overall pick of the 2011 NFL draft registered 13 tackles, 6.5 quarterback sacks, including a sack for a safety in the 49ers’ 25-19 victory over the Lions in Week 6.

Smith earned NFL Pepsi Rookie of the Week honors twice during the month of October.

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