Ty Bryant Named SEC Co-Freshman of the Week

Ty Bryant Named SEC Co-Freshman of the Week

Kentucky safety Ty Bryant has been named Southeastern Conference Co-Freshman of the Week for his performance in Saturday’s 24-3 win at Mississippi State, the league office has announced.  

Bryant had eight tackles in helping limit MSU to 218 yards total offense, including just one play longer than 16 yards.  The three points are a season low for the Bulldogs and represent the   fewest UK has allowed in an SEC road game in 44 years, since a 31-3 victory at Florida in 1979.   

A true freshman from Lexington, Bryant was making his second collegiate start.  He got his first start a week earlier, making a game-high 12 tackles vs. Tennessee. 

Bryant shares the Freshman of the Week honor with Arkansas defensive back Jaylon Braxton. 

Overall this season, Bryant has seen action in all nine games with two starts vs. Tennessee and Mississippi State. He has totaled 28 tackles, including a season-best 12 tackles against the Vols. 

Kentucky (6-3 overall, 3-3 SEC) plays host to No. 8-ranked Alabama (8-1, 6-0) on Saturday at noon in a game that will be televised on ESPN.  Nineteen seniors will be recognized in a pregame Senior Day ceremony. Prior to the game, fans are invited to attend the SEC Network shows Marty & McGee and SEC Nation Presented by Johnsonville at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., respectively, outside Gate 12 of Kroger Field.  Fans are also welcome to attend The Paul Finebaum Show at Gate 12 from 3-7 p.m.

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