Alabama's Vlachos SEC Lineman Of Week
Alabama linebacker Cory Reamer seemed like a likely award winner on special teams after he blocked a punt and caused and recovered a fumble on kickoff coverage. Following Bama's 22-3 win over Ole Miss in Oxford, Crimson Tide Coach Nick Saban called Reamer probably the best core player on special teams.
It's a touch task to choose SEC honorees each week, and the special teams winner--Arkansas return man Dennis Johnson, was certainly a worthy choice.
Alabama did produce the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week. The league selected Bama sophomore center William Vlachos of Mountain Brook. Vlachos, 6-1, 294, did not allow a sack or get called for any penalties in Alabama's win. As a result he was selected by the Crimson Tide coaching staff as one of the weekly award winners for the second consecutive week.
Alabama totaled 354 yards with 200 of those coming on the ground. The Tide led time of possession by a 38:19 to 21:41 margin.
Vlachos helped clear the way for Mark Ingram's 172-yard rushing performance. Ingram, a sophomore tailback, scored a key touchdown on a 36-yard run.
Also given honorable mention was Tide linebacker Rolando McClain, who had seven tackles (four solo and one for a loss) and an interception as the Tide shut down the Rebels' offense.
Other honorees were:
Offensive Player of the Week Tennessee quarterback Jonathan Crompton, Defensive Player of the Week Florida linebacker Brandon Spikes, Defensive Lineman of the Week Kentucky tackle Corey Peters, and Freshman of the Week South Carolina wide receiver Alshon Jeffery.
BamaMag Top Stories
Crimson & Blue Chips: April 28Alabama had a big NFL Draft night but one of its coaches was back in the home state checking out one of the newest Tide targets out there. We hear from Asa Martin on Alabama's rise…
'Bama offers, visits in-state star Asa MartinAlabama's offer to Asa Martin changed things in the four-star's recruitment with both his top schools and perhaps with what position he will play at the next level, too.
Saban connects with top recruit from draftNick Saban and Alabama had the most first rounders in the NFL Draft Thursday and he let some of the top prospects in the country know about it from Philadelphia.
'Bama visits Scout 100 CB Green2018 four-star Houston (Tex.) Heights cornerback Jalen Green, who Alabama visited this week, dishes on the latest with recruiting.
Tiger Blitz6:49 AM