The Southeastern Conference announced senior linebacker David Reese II as the SEC Defensive Player of the Week today.
Reese accumulated a career-high 16 tackles in Florida’s 29-21 victory over Kentucky on Saturday, leading all players in the statistic. The Farmington, Michigan, product made a critical stop to begin the fourth quarter, when he stuffed UK running back Asim Rose on fourth-and-one from the UF 38 yard line. The turnover on downs preceded a Gator touchdown drive and helped shift the game’s momentum.
Reese currently sits at fourth in SEC with 24 tackles on the season, four behind conference leader Cale Garrett of Missouri, according to cfbstats.com. Reese also leads all Gators in the category.
This is the second time Reese has received this honor. He was also named SEC Defensive Player of the Week following his 12-tackle performance in a 16-10 win at LSU in 2016.
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