Gators Sharrif Floyd named SEC co-defensive lineman of the week

Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Floyd had five tackles against Missouri last week.

Florida defensive lineman Sharrif Floyd was named the co-defensive lineman of the week by the SEC on Monday, according to The Gainesville Sun.

Floyd had five tackles in the Gators' 14-7 win against Missouri on Saturday. He also had a team-high three tackles for losses and a quarterback pressure.

Arkansas' defensive end Chris Smith was also named the co-defensive lineman of the week. He had eight tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, a sack and a fumble recovery in his team's win over Tulsa this weekend.

In nine games this season, Floyd has 21 solo tackles and 14 assisted tackles. He's averaging almost four tackles per game. He also has 10 tackles for loss and has hurried the quarterback four times.

Floyd is one of the leaders on a Gators team that is ranked No. 6 in the country. Florida is 8-1 overall this season and 7-1 in the SEC.

The Gators host Jacksonville State on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET.

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