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2 Wildcats earn SEC honors

Allen continues to establish himself as one of the premier pass-rushers in college football.

Jason Marcum - Sea of Blue

Another week, another round of SEC honors for the Kentucky Wildcats.

On Monday, the SEC announced that linebacker Josh Allen and offensive tackle George Asafo-Adjei had been named SEC Defensive Player of the Week and Offensive Lineman of the Week, respectively.

This is the first award for Asafo-Adjei, who helped the Wildcats power their way to 195 yards and three touchdowns rushing in a 24-10 win over South Carolina. The senior graded at 90 percent for the game with two knockdown blocks and 19 blocks at the point of attack while not missing an assignment or allowing a sack or pressure.

On the defensive sid, Allen recorded eight tackles, three sacks, four tackles for loss and forced fumble. In the past two games he has totaled 14 tackles, four sacks, six tackles for loss, two quarterback hurries, a forced fumble and pass breakup. For the season he leads the SEC in sacks with six and tackles for loss with 10.5.

A preseason All-SEC selection and candidate for the Bednarik and Butkus awards, Allen leads all active SEC players with 20.5 sacks to go along with 30 tackles for loss. He now ranks third on UK’s career sacks list, trailing only Alvin “Bud” Dupree (23.5) and Oliver Barnett (26).