Nov. 12, 2012
Birmingham, Ala. - Walker May (R-Jr., DE) became the fifth Commodore to earn Southeastern Conference Player of the Week honors after his impressive performance in Vanderbilt's thrilling 27-26 victory at Ole Miss last Saturday.
May, a native of Birmingham, Ala., set career highs with six solo tackles and three tackles for loss in the comeback win that gave Vanderbilt bowl eligibility for the second consecutive season. Thedefensive co-captain's performance also included a key 14-yardquarterback sack.
For the season, May has a career-high 31 tackles. He also has eight tackles for loss and two sacks.
Vanderbilt returns to the field this Saturday to host Tennessee at 6 p.m. CT on ESPN2.
Earlier this season, these Commodores have been recognized by the SEC office for their individual performances in Vanderbilt wins:
- Wesley Johnson (R-Jr., OT) shared Offensive Lineman of the Week honors after Vanderbilt's 40-0 win at Kentucky on Nov. 3. It was Johnson's third career recognition by the league.
- Carey Spear (Jr., PK) was named Special Teams Player of the Week following the victory over Kentucky on Nov. 3.
- Joe Townsend (So., center) were recognized as Offensive Lineman of the Week after the team's win over Auburn on Oct. 20.
- Richard Kent (Sr., punter) was honored for his punting performance in Vanderbilt's win at Missouri on Oct. 6.