Greenwood named SEC D-lineman of the week

Here’s the press release:
BIRMINGHAM — University of Alabama senior defensive end Bobby Greenwood has been named the Southeastern Conference Defensive Lineman of the Week, the league office announced Monday morning.

Greenwood had three total tackles, including a sack, with a pass deflection and a quarterback pressure in Alabama ’s 17-14 win over Kentucky on Saturday, Oct. 4. The Tide allowed Kentucky just 35 rushing yards on 20 attempts with no carry over eight yards. Greenwood ’s sack came in the first quarter for a loss of six yards on a third down play, forcing a Wildcats’ punt.

Alabama leads the SEC and ranks second in the nation in rush defense (50.8 ypg).

In six games this season, Greenwood has 10 tackles, three quarterback pressures, one quarterback sack and one pass break-up for the Crimson Tide.

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The SEC recognized others too. In the Other Outstanding Performances From Week 5, the SEC cited Alabama RB Glen Coffee. Coffee “rushed for career-high 218 yards (6th best in school history) on 25 carries and one touchdown against Kentucky.”

Also of note:
SEC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
CHRIS SMELLEY, Quarterback, SOUTH CAROLINA, Tuscaloosa, Ala. (American Christian HS)

Vanderbilt had two players recognized by the conference:
SEC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
PATRICK BENOIST, Linebacker, VANDERBILT, Southlake, Texas (Carroll Senior HS)

SEC SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
BRETT UPSON, Punter, VANDERBILT, Griffin, Ga. (Spalding HS)