Posted: Oct 29, 2012 9:32 AM by Ashley Colley
Updated: Oct 29, 2012 10:38 AM
COLUMBIA -- Missouri's Sheldon Richardson has been selected by the Southeastern Conference as Defensive Lineman of the Week. The junior defensive lineman tallied five tackles (3 solos), a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in Missouri's 33-10 win over Kentucky on Saturday.
On Kentucky's game-opening drive, Richardson stripped the UK rusher of the football, and returned it 60 yards to set up Missouri's first touchdown of the game. The Missouri defense forced 3-and-outs on nine of Kentucky's 14 possessions in the game.
Richardson leads the Tigers with 57 total tackles this season, leading all SEC interior linemen in tackles this season.
The award for Richardson marks Mizzou Football fourth weekly award from the SEC. Marcus Murphy has earned the honor of SEC Special Teams player of the Week twice this season and Kenronte Walker picked up a Defensive Player of the Week title