Reggie Ragland Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week
October 12, 2015
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Alabama senior linebacker Reggie
Ragland was named the Southeastern Conference Defensive
Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday.
The conference award is Ragland's first of his career.
Photo Credit - John David Mercer, USA Today Sports
The senior leader captained an Alabama defense that
limited Arkansas to just 220 yards and 14 points in a
27-14 win. The 220 yards of offense was more than 250
yards below the Razorbacks' season average of 476
entering the game.
For the fifth time this season, Ragland led the team in
tackles with eight total, including seven solo stops.
He was all over the field with one sack, a forced fumble,
pass breakup and two quarterback hurries. His performance
also led the Crimson Tide defense in production points.
Ragland commanded a defensive charge that limited
Arkansas' vaunted rushing attack to just 44 yards on
25 carries for a 1.8 yards per carry average. He
helped Alabama force seven 3-and-outs in 14 Razorback
possessions and limited the Hogs to just 77 yards of
offense in the first half.
The Crimson Tide travels to Kyle Field this Saturday
to take on the No. 9/10 Texas A&M Aggies. Kickoff is
set for 2:30 p.m. (Central Time) and will be televised on