Former Alabama and current Arkansas linebacker Drew Sanders won SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Week for his Week 2 performance against South Carolina.

The junior recorded 11 total tackles (eight solo, three assisted), three tackles for loss, two sacks, two forced fumbles, and a pass defended in the Razorbacks' 44-30 victory over the Gamecocks.

Sanders joins Kentucky outside linebacker Jordan Wright in receiving this week's conference honors.

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The Texas native played two seasons with the Crimson Tide and saw time in 24 games. During his Tide tenure, he made 33 total tackles (16 solo, 17 assisted), 2.5 tackles for loss (13 yards), one sack for seven yards, and two passes defended.

He was one of five players who entered the transfer portal a  day after Alabama's 33-18 national championship loss to Georgia.

Sanders announced his decision to join the conference rival in mid-January, where he has become a starter.

He won the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week as well.

Sanders will face his former team on Saturday, October 1, 2022, in Fayetteville, Ark. Kickoff time is TBD.

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