Two Players Earn SEC Weekly Award Honors for Football
Ryan Kelly and Adam Griffith honored for their efforts
November 9, 2015
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Alabama senior center Ryan Kelly and
junior place kicker Adam Griffith earned SEC Player of
the Week recognition the Southeastern Conference announced
Monday morning following the Crimson Tide's 30-16 win
against No. 4 LSU.
Ryan Kelly was named the Southeastern Conference Offensive
Lineman of the Week for the first time in his career after
leading an Alabama offensive line that opened holes for
250 yards rushing as a team, including 210 yards for
Derrick Henry. He provided time for 434 yards of total
offense, as quarterback Jake Coker completed 75 percent
of his passes (18-of-24) for 184 yards against one of the
SEC's top-ranked defenses. Kelly graded out at a team and
season-high 92 percent for the Tide front while recording
two knockdown blocks and not allowing a sack or pressure.
Adam Griffith was recognized as the Southeastern Conference
Special Teams Player of the Week after one of the best
games of his career. The junior place kicker connected
on all six of his kicks, hitting three field goal and
extra point attempts for a total of 12 points scored.
He also averaged 64.0 yards on seven kickoffs (448/7)
with three touchbacks.
Late in the second quarter, Griffith nailed a career-long
55-yard field goal to give the Tide a 13-10 halftime
advantage. The kick tied for the second-longest field
goal in school history, behind Van Tiffin's 57-yarder
against Texas A&M in 1985 (with tee), and tied for the
longest without a kicking tee.
Kelly and Griffith will look to lead the Crimson Tide
this Saturday as the team travels to Starkville to face
the No. 20 Mississippi State Bulldogs. Kickoff is set
for 2:30 p.m. and will be televised on CBS.