BATON ROUGE -- LSU's Ego Ferguson was honored as the Southeastern Conference's Defensive Player of the Week, it was announced Monday morning by the league office.
Ferguson, a 6-foot-3, 309-pound defensive tackle from Miami, had a career-best eight tackles along with a sack and another assisted tackle for loss in the Tigers' 45-13 victory over Kent State.
LSU will play its third-straight home contest this Saturday when Auburn comes to Tiger Stadium for a 6:45 p.m. CT kickoff. The game will be televised by ESPN and broadcast on the LSU Sports Radio Network beginning at 4:45 p.m.
SEC Player of the Week - Sept. 16
OFFENSIVE: AJ McCarron, Alabama
DEFENSIVE: Ego Ferguson, LSU
SPECIAL TEAMS: Jeff Scott, Ole Miss
FRESHMAN: Alex Collins, Arkansas
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN: Clayton Stadnik, South Carolina
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN: Chris Smith, Arkansas