Trae Elston named SEC Defensive Player of the Week

The Landshark defensive effort was sparked by the return of Trae Elston to the lineup.
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Ole Miss was entering a make-or-break game with Texas A&M traveling to Oxford last weekend, and thanks to the Landshark defense making a dominant return to the field, the Aggies are reeling and the Rebels rolling as this week kicks off. 

The defensive effort was aided by a return of linebacker C.J. Johnson and defensive back Trae Elston to the lineup but it was Elston’s performance that particularly stood out against the Aggies. Thanks to his efforts, Elston was named as the SEC’s Defensive Player of the Week. 

Via the SEC’s Player of the Week announcement:

Totaled a career-high five pass break-ups and led a lockdown Ole Miss defense in the 23-3 win over Texas A&M.

Also notched three tackles with a TFL.

Helped limit the Aggies to no touchdowns and just 192 total yards, fewest by a Rebel opponent this year and the Aggies' lowest yardage total of the season.

The Rebel defense had three takeaways in the game and now has 16 on the year.

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