Rumph named SEC defensive lineman of week

UK defensive tackle Donte Rumph has been name the Southeastern Conference Defensive Lineman of the Week for his performance in the Wildcats' win over Samford Saturday night. The 6-foot-3 junior from St. Matthews, S.C. totaled five tackles (four solos) with a sack (-7 yards) and a caused fumble in Kentucky’s 34-3 victory.

In the second quarter, Rumph recorded a sack and forced a fumble, which Tristian Johnson returned 25 yards for a touchdown.

The Wildcat defense limited Samford to -2 yards rushing on 27 attempts and recorded five sacks of Bulldog quarterbacks. Samford had 102 total offensive yards for the game.


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