Hall Selected

Prince Hall earns SEC football honor

Prince Hall has been creeping into the starting position as Alabama's middle linebacker. Although he may be listed as co-number one with Matt Collins, Hall has more than twice as many snaps (275 to 119).

After his performance against Ole Miss in Alabama's 26-23 overtime victory Saturday, Prince Hall was selected as the Freshman Player of the Week by the Southeastern Conference.

Hall, a 5-11, 255-pound redshirt freshman from Moreno Valley, California, recorded a career-high eight tackles (seven solos) with two tackles for loss in Alabama's overtime win.

Hall had two tackles on second and third down of Ole Miss' opening drive that helped force a three-and-out after seven-yard play on first down.

After Alabama tied the game at 13-13 late in the third quarter, Ole Miss had second down and three to go, with Hall making two straight solo stops to force a punt.

Other honorees wee LSU quarterback JaMarcus Russell as offensive player of the week, Auburn end Quentin Groves defense, Mississippi State defensive back/return man Derek Pegues special teams, Vanderbilt tackle Chris Williams offensive lineman, Arkansas tackle Keith Jackson defensive lineman.

Among those cited for outstanding performances who did not win one of the SEC weekly awards was Bama halfback Kenneth Darby, who rushed for 162 yards on 25 carries and had two catches for 17 yards against Ole Miss.

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