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2 Wildcats earn weekly SEC awards

Both players were instrumental in Kentucky’s win over Mississippi State.

Syndication: Louisville Mike Weaver/Special to Courier Journal, Louisville Courier Journal via Imagn Content Services, LLC

Following their first win of 2020, the Kentucky Wildcats had two players earn weekly SEC awards.

Outside linebacker Jordan Wright was named the SEC Defensive Player of the Week, while punter Max Duffy won the SEC Special Teams Player of the Week honor. Both players were instrumental in Kentucky’s 24-2 win over Mississippi State on Saturday.

Wright, a redshirt junior hailing from Four Lauderdale (FL), recorded six tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack, a pass breakup and a pick-six in the fourth quarter that sealed the win for Kentucky. He entered the game with just three tackles and no other defensive statistics, so this was easily his best performance of the season.

Duffy, a senior punter from Australia, averaged 44.9 yards on eight punts, three of which were down inside the 11-yard line. The reigning Ray Guy Award winner is averaging 48.1 yards per punt this year and has established himself as a strong contender to win the award again this season.

Up next, the Cats take on Tennessee in Knoxville this Saturday at noon EST.

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