LEXINGTON – University of Kentucky senior linebacker Danny Trevathan has been named the Southeastern Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Week for his impressive performance in Kentucky’s game against Georgia last week, the league office announced Monday.
Trevathan had a fantastic game for Kentucky against Georgia on Saturday, tying a career-high 17 tackles, while also forcing two fumbles and earning a sack and three tackles for loss. Trevathan’s efforts helped Kentucky limit UGA to its second-lowest total offensive output of the year with 317 yards.
Trevathan’s 17 tackles increased his career total to 366 tackles, which ranks him 10th all-time in UK history, passing Richard Jaffe (1976-79) and Brian Williams (1982-85), who each had 350 career tackles.
The native of Leesburg, Fla., has been impressive for Kentucky this season, leading the SEC and ranking third in the nation in tackles with 135 stops. In addition, he leads the SEC and ranks sixth nationally in fumbles forced with five. He has four interceptions, tied for the nation’s lead among linebackers in that category. Trevathan also ranks tied for 11th in the conference in tackles for loss with 10.
Trevathan was also named Honorable Mention Linebacker of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards and received a SEC Helmet Sticker by ESPN.com for his performance against Georgia.