Mizzou LB named SEC Defensive Player of the Week

Kentrell Brothers helped seal Missouri’s 41-26 win over then-No. 7 Georgia with an interception late in the game, one in which he made a career-high 10 tackles. He was rewarded two days later when the Southeastern Conference named him the league’s Defensive Player of the Week.

Brothers, a sophomore linebacker from Guthrie, Okla., picked off Aaron Murray’s pass in the final minute of the game — his third interception of the season (tied for the team high).

The weekly honor is the first of Brothers’ Mizzou career. He is the first Tiger to be named SEC Defensive Player of the Week since Kenronte Walker against Arizona State last season.  
For the Tigers, this is the latest in a growing collection of individual weekly SEC honors this season. Prior to Brothers’ award, Mizzou players have been named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week four times (Michael Sam twice, Markus Golden and Kony Ealy).