Ferguson named SEC Defensive Player of the Week

Ego Ferguson makes a tackle in the Tigers' 45-13 win over Kent State. Photo by LSUsports.net.

LSU's Ego Ferguson was honored as the Southeastern Conference's Defensive Player of the Week, it was announced Monday morning by the league office.

Ferguson, a 6-foot-3, 309-pound defensive tackle from Miami, had a career-best eight tackles along with a sack and another assisted tackle for loss in the Tigers' 45-13 victory over Kent State.

LSU will play its third-straight home contest this Saturday when Auburn comes to Tiger Stadium for a 6:45 p.m. CT kickoff. The game will be televised by ESPN and broadcast on the LSU Sports Radio Network beginning at 4:45 p.m.

SEC Player of the Week - Sept. 16

OFFENSIVE: AJ McCarron, Alabama

DEFENSIVE: Ego Ferguson, LSU

SPECIAL TEAMS: Jeff Scott, Ole Miss

FRESHMAN: Alex Collins, Arkansas

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN: Clayton Stadnik, South Carolina

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN: Chris Smith, Arkansas