To coin a line from an old Beatles' tune, Bobby Greenwood is getting a little help from his…
Greenwood Named Top Defensive Lineman
Recently the Alabama defense has been shifting senior defensive end Bobby Greenwood to a position that looks more like nose tackle than end when opponents are in passing situations. In Alabama's 17-14 win over Kentucky last weekend, that was a winning position.
On Monday the Southeastern Conference announced that Greenwood had been named the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week.
Greenwood had three total tackles, plus a sack, a pass deflection, and a quarterback pressure. The Tide allowed Kentucky just 35 rushing yards on 20 attempts with no carry over eight yards. Greenwood's sack came in the first quarter for a loss of six yards on a third down play, forcing a Wildcats' punt.
Alabama leads the SEC and ranks second in the nation in rush defense (50.8 ypg).
In six games this season, Greenwood has 10 tackles, three quarterback pressures, one quarterback sack and one pass break-up for the Crimson Tide.
Also earning honorable mention recognition for an excellent game was Alabama tailback Glen Coffee, who rushed 245 times for 218 yards, sixth best total in Alabama football history, with two touchdowns.
Other Player of the Week citations from the SEC were:
Offense to South Carolina quarterback Chris Smelley, Defense to Vanderbilt linebacker Patrick Benoist, Special Teams to Vanderbilt punter Brett Upson, Offensive Lineman Maurkice Pouncey of Florida, and Freshman Florida running back Jeffrey Demps.
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