Wroten honored with weekly SEC award

LSU's Claude Wroten has been named the Southeastern Conference Defensive Lineman of the Week following his performance in the Tigers' 24-7 win over Vanderbilt on Saturday, the league office announced on Monday.

Wroten, a junior defensive tackle from Bastrop, recorded six tackles, including three resulting in 9-yards in losses against the Commodores. Wroten also added a pair of sacks, forced a fumble and had four quarterback hurries for the Tigers. Of Wroten's six tackles, five were solo stops.

For the game, Wroten led an LSU defense that limited Vanderbilt to only seven points and just 289 yards of total offense. The Commodores managed only 101 yards of offense in the second half as the Tigers held Vanderbilt scoreless for the final two quarters.

For the year, Wroten ranks third on the team with six tackles for losses and he's first on the squad with two forced fumbles. In eight games for the Tigers, Wroten has 29 tackles, 16 of which are solo.

Other SEC Player of the Week awards handed out on Monday include: quarterback David Greene (Georgia) as the offensive player of the week; linebacker Travis Williams (Auburn) as the defensive player of the week; punter Kody Bliss (Auburn) as special teams player of the week and offensive tackle David Stewart (Mississippi State) as the offensive lineman of the week.

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