Castille's Performance Award Worthy

Crimson Tide sophomore cornerback Simeon Castille was named this week's SEC Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the league office in Birmingham Monday.

Castille had quite a day, blocking a punt and recording his fourth career interception. His acrobatic interception came in the third quarter of Alabama's 17-0 victory over Mississippi State while his blocked punt came on Mississippi State's very next possession. He also recorded a pass break-up and two tackles.

The honor is the first for Castille and the 10th this season for the Crimson Tide. Alabama has received some sort of SEC Player of the Week honor after all six conference games this season and has been recognized after seven of the team's nine games overall.

Tyrone Prothro was named the league's Special Teams Player of the Week on September 12 and running back Kenneth Darby was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 19. DeMeco Ryans (Defensive Player of the Week) and Jeremy Schatz (Special Teams) were honored on Sept. 26 by the conference. Brodie Croyle (SEC Offensive Player) and Mark Anderson (SEC Defensive Lineman) both received the honors on October 3 following Alabama's victory over Florida. Christensen received the Special Teams Player of the Week honor on September 17. Christensen (special teams) and Ryans (Defensive) received the honors on September 24 following Alabama's victory over Tennessee.

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