Wroten named SEC Defensive Linemen of Week

LSU's Claude Wroten has been named the Southeastern Conference Defensive Lineman of the Week for his efforts in the Tigers' 35-31 win over 15th-ranked Arizona State on Saturday in Tempe.

Wroten, a senior from Bastrop, La., helped ignite a fourth quarter LSU rally with a blocked field goal with just under 15 minutes left in the contest. Wroten's blocked field goal was picked up and returned 55-yards by Mario Stevenson, which pulled the Tigers to within 17-14.

LSU then blocked a punt on Arizona State's next possession, that one was returned 29-yards for a touchdown by Craig Steltz giving the Tigers a 21-17 lead. In all, the Tigers scored 28 fourth quarter points, including the game-winner with just over a minute left.

For the game, Wroten recorded three tackles, two of which went for losses. He also was credited with one pass breakup and a quarterback hurry.

The honor is the second of Wroten's career as he was named the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week last year for his play against Vanderbilt.

Other SEC honors announced on Monday include Vanderbilt quarterback Jay Cutler (SEC Offensive Player of the Week); Georgia offensive tackle Dennis Roland (SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week); Auburn free safety Will Herring (SEC Defensive Player of the Week); Alabama split end Tyrone Prothro (SEC Special Teams Player of the Week); and Auburn cornerback Carlos Thomas (SEC Freshman of the Week).

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