Mizzou Football senior defensive lineman Michael Sam has been named the Southeastern Conference’s Defensive Line Player of the Week. Sam is the third Tiger to earn Defensive Line Player of the Week, after junior DL Markus Golden and junior DL Kony Ealy earned the award for their defensive scores in the Sept. 7 win over Toledo and the Sept. 21 win at Indiana, respectively.

Sam recorded a career-best 3.0 sacks and forced a fumble in the Tigers 41-19 win over Arkansas State on Saturday.  Sam’s 3.0 sacks tie the NCAA single-game high through Sept. 28 this season. His 1.8 tackle-for-loss average through four games leads the SEC and ranks tied for eighth nationally.

Mizzou (4-0) hits the road to start SEC action, taking on Vanderbilt on Saturday, Oct. 5, with a 6:30 p.m. kickoff on CSS.