Gators' Omar Hunter earns weekly SEC honor
Florida senior Omar Hunter has beend named the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week for his career performance against Kentucky. It is the first SEC weekly award for Hunter, who started at nose tackle.
Hunter had a career-high eight tackles in Florida's 38-0 win over Kentucky this past Saturday. It was Florida's 26th consecutive victory over Kentucky - the longest active win streak over a major conference opponent in the nation.
Hunter had a previous career-record of six tackles against Arkansas in 2009. He anchored a defense that helped lead the Gators’ shutout of an SEC opponent for the first time since 2001, when UF defeated Mississippi State 52-0. Hunter also played a key role on the Gators’ defensive line as it stopped the UK passing game, allowing just 60 passing yards and holding the Wildcats to 4-for-15 on third downs.
This is the third-consecutive weekly SEC award for the Gators: PK Caleb Sturgis and QB Jeff Driskel have also won awards in the previous two weeks.