BATON ROUGE - LSU linebacker Kevin Minter was named the Southeastern Conference co-Defensive Player of the Week for his outstanding performance in Saturday's 14-6 loss to Florida, the league office announced on Monday.
Minter, a junior from Suwanee, Ga., shared the defensive player of the week honor with Florida defensive back Matt Elam.
Against Florida, Minter set the school record with 17 solo tackles on his way to a career-best 20 total tackles. The 20 total tackles were one shy of the school record of 21 set by Albert Richardson against South Carolina in 1982.
Minter added two sacks for 16-yards in losses and another tackle behind the line of scrimmage. He also forced a fumble that was recovered and returned 25 yards by Kwon Alexander.
For the game, LSU held Florida to just 237 total yards, including only 81 yards during a scoreless first half for the Gators.
2012 LSU Players of the Week Honors
Opponent Player Award
North Texas - RB Kenny Hilliard Louisiana Offensive Player of the Week (LSWA)
Washington - CB Jalen Mills SEC Freshman of the Week; DE Sam Montgomery SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week
Idaho - S Ronald Martin Louisiana Defensive Player of the Week (LSWA)
Auburn - DE Sam Montgomery SEC Defensive Player of the Week
Florida - LB Kevin Minter SEC Defensive Player of the Week
SEC Players of the Week - Oct. 6, 2012
OFFENSE - Mike Gillislee, RB, Florida
Co-DEFENSE - Matt Elam, DB, Florida; Kevin Minter, LB, LSU
Co-SPECIAL TEAMS -Richard Kent, P, Vanderbilt; Ace Sanders, WR/RS, South Carolina
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN - T.J. Johnson, C, South Carolina
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN - Trey Flowers, DE, Arkansas
Co-FRESHMAN - Bernardrick McKinney, LB, Mississippi State; Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M