For the second time in three weeks, Missouri junior defensive end Shane Ray has been chosen as the SEC defensive line player of the week, which was announced Monday by the conference.
Ray recorded a career-high eight tackles, including two sacks, in the Tigers’ 21-20 come-from-behind victory Saturday at South Carolina.
He was recorded at least one sack in each game for Missouri, 4-1 and 1-0 in the SEC, including two sacks in wins against Toledo, Central Florida and the Gamecocks.
Ray, a Bishop Miege graduate, also was selected as the SEC defensive lineman of the week after the Toledo game. He leads the nation this season in sacks (eight) and tackles for a loss (11 1/2).
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Against South Carolina, Ray helped spearhead a defensive effort that limited Steve Spurrier’s offense to season lows for points (20), total yards (338), passing yards (219) and first downs (18).