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LSU’s Reid and Alleman Win Player of the Week Awards: Fan’s Reaction
After another week of football had been played, two more of our LSU Tigers were rewarded with Player of the Week honors for their efforts in the Tigers' 9-6 overtime win against Alabama. Defensive back Eric Reid was named Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week. Kicker Drew Alleman was named a Lou Groza Star of the Week.
Alleman previously won a Lou Groza Star of the Week honor for his performance against Mississippi State in Week Three. Alleman connected on all four field goal attempts and one extra point against the Bulldogs in that game. Against Alabama, Alleman scored all of LSU's points and was 3/3 on field goals, including a 25 yarder to win the game in overtime.
Reid made the play of the game against the Crimson Tide. On a gadget play where Alabama's best receiver threw the ball from the wildcat formation, Reid went up in the air with an Alabama receiver and stole the ball away for an interception at LSU's own 1 yard line. Reid finished the game with 6 tackles (1 for loss), a forced fumble and the crucial interception. Reid was part of the outstanding defensive effort of our Tigers that held Alabama to its fewest total offensive yards, rushing yards and points in 2011.
Here is the list of LSU's Players of the Week in 2011 (opponent in brackets):
Week 3 (Mississippi State)-Morris Claiborne: Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week; Bennie Logan: SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week; Odell Beckham, Jr.: SEC Freshman of the Week; Drew Alleman: Lou Groza Star of the Week
Week 10 (Alabama)-Drew Alleman: Lou Groza Star of the Week; Eric Reid: Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week
Our Tigers' next game is against Western Kentucky on Nov. 12.
As an LSU fan, I couldn't be happier with the performance of our Tigers this season.
More from Patrick Johnston:
Michael Bonnette, "Reid Named Nagurski Defensive Player of the Week ", LSU Sports.net
"Groza Stars of the Week: 11/7/2011 ", Lou Groza Award.com
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