Alabama Football’s Levi Wallace Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week
Alabama senior defensive back Levi Wallace was named Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday morning. Wallace was honored for his performance in UA’s 66-3 win over Ole Miss this past weekend. The selection is the first of Wallace’s career.
Wallace sparked an impressive defensive showing by the Crimson Tide in its win over Ole Miss with two interceptions, including the first defensive touchdown of his career. His 35-yard first quarter interception return was the 60th non-offensive touchdown scored by Alabama during the Nick Saban era and the first in 2017. Wallace finished with 66 interception returns yards for the night.
Ole Miss entered the game averaging 427 passing yards per game, which ranked fourth nationally, but was only able to accumulate 165 yards through the air with Wallace’s two interceptions and no touchdown passes. The Rebels finished with a pass efficiency rating of just 82.28 that was nearly 100 points below their season average. Thanks in part to Wallace’s standout efforts Alabama allowed just 253 total yards to the Rebels.