Mizzou Football sophomore linebacker Kentrell Brothers has been named the Southeastern Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week. Brothers helped close out Mizzou’s 41-26 win at then-No. 7 Georgia last Saturday by intercepting Bulldog quarterback Aaron Murray inside the final minute for his third pick of the season. The Tiger made a career-high 10 tackles in the contest, including a tackle-for-loss.
Brothers’ recognition is the fifth weekly SEC honor earned by a Mizzou player this season. Senior DL Michael Sam (Hitchcock, Texas), junior DL Markus Golden (St. Louis, Mo.) and junior DL Kony Ealy (New Madrid, Mo.) combined for four Defensive Line Player of the Week honors (Sept. 7, Sept. 21, Sept. 28, Oct. 5).
No. 14 Mizzou (6-0) returns to Faurot Field to face No. 22 Florida on Saturday, Oct. 19, with an 11:21 a.m. kickoff on SEC TV.