UF Football: Miller Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week

Courtesy of University Athletic Association


Linebacker earns award after leading team in tackles on Saturday

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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.