Ealy Named SEC Defensive Line Player of the Week

2 years 9 months 15 hours ago September 23, 2013 Sep 23, 2013 Monday, September 23 2013 Monday, September 23, 2013 3:48:00 PM CDT in Tiger Talk
By: Clayton Conness, Sports Digital Producer

BIRMINGHAM, AL. - The Southeastern Conference announced Monday that Junior Mizzou linebacker Kony Ealy has been named the Defensive Line Player of the Week. Ealy is the second Tiger this season to receive the award after fellow junior Markus Golden received the honor for his performance on Sept. 7 against Toledo.

On a 3rd-and-3 from Missouri's 46 yard line, Ealy leaped into the air to knock down Nate Sudfeld's pass, only to come down with the ball in his hands. He then raced 49 yards into Indiana's end zone to extend Mizzou's lead to 28-14. The interception was the first of his career.

Ealy finished the game with two pass break ups and a solo tackle. He now leads the team in pass break ups on the season with four.

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