LSU’s Devin White earns SEC Player of the Week honor

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BATON ROUGE – LSU linebacker Devin White has been named the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Tigers’ 17-16 win over Florida on Saturday in Gainesville.

White, a sophomore from Springhill, Louisiana, had his fourth straight double-digit tackles game with 13 as the Tigers limited Florida to 302 total yards in the victory. White added a sack for an 8-yard loss and batted down a pass on Florida’s final offensive play to help secure the LSU victory.

Overall, LSU’s defense held Florida to 2-of-8 on third-down conversion attempts and limited the Gators to just 54 offensive plays and 26 minutes and 10 seconds of possession time. In the decisive fourth quarter, White and the Tigers allowed Florida only 24 yards and one first down on its final three possessions of the game.

The weekly SEC honor is the first of White’s career and the second for a Tiger this year as he joins Garrett Brumfield, who was the league’s offensive lineman of the week following LSU’s win over BYU.

For the season, White leads the SEC in total tackles (62) and tackles per game (10.3). He also ranks No. 12 in the league in tackles for loss with 5.5.

Nationally, White ranks fifth in total tackles and he’s eighth in tackles per game.

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