Monday, September 21, 2009

Stevens named SEC Defensive Player of the Week

LB Craig Stevens set a career-high in tackles and clinched Auburn’s win over West Virginia on Saturday night.

Monday, the SEC recognized Stevens’ effort by naming him the SEC Defensive Player of the Week.

Stevens finished the game with 11 tackles. His biggest contribution came on one play, though.

With less than 4 minutes remaining, Stevens tipped a screen pass to himself for an interception. He returned it 15 yards for a touchdown, boosting Auburn’s lead to the final 11-point margin.

Stevens is currently tied for sixth in the conference in tackles.

TENNESSEE TIME SET: Auburn will make its first appearance on ESPN when it plays at Tennessee on Saturday, Oct. 3.

The network announced its decision to pick up the game on Monday. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:45 CST.

Auburn has played two games on the ESPN family of networks this season. ESPNU broadcast the Louisiana Tech game and ESPN2 televised the West Virginia game.

The game against Tennessee will mark the program’s first trip to Knoxville, Tenn. since 2004.

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