Courtesy of University Athletic Association
BY TOMMY SCOTT
Linebacker earns award after leading team in tackles on Saturday
Florida’s Ventrell Miller was named the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday.
Miller led the way for the Gators’ defense in its 31-19 win at Tennessee on Saturday with 12 tackles and a sack.
Miller’s leadership helped Florida hold the Volunteers to 94 yards rushing. He leads the team in tackles this season with 66 and is third on the team in tackles-for-loss with 5.5.
This is the second SEC Defensive Player of the Week award for Miller and the 10th honor from the conference for the Gators this season.