Alabama's C.J. Mosley named SEC defensive player of the week

C.J. Mosley's impact against Ole Miss was recognized by the SEC offices on Monday when the Alabama linebacker was named the SEC defensive player of the week.

Mosley recorded nine tackles, including one tackle for a loss, a pass breakup and two quarterback hurries in Alabama's 25-0 win over the Rebels. The Crimson Tide held Ole Miss to more than 200 yards below it rushing average.

The defense also forced a pair of fourth down stops inside the red zone.

"We really wanted to stay in the game the whole time, especially after all the talking they did," Mosley said on Saturday. "We didn't want to pay attention to it, but we still heard it. For us to leave a zero on the board did a lot of talking for us on the field."

Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray is the SEC offensive player of the week and Vernon Hargreaves III of Florida is the SEC freshman of the week. Missouri's Michael Sam and A.J. Cann of South Carolina are SEC defensive and offensive lineman of the week, respectively.

Alabama hosts Georgia State in it's Homecoming Game on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 11:21 a.m.