Matt Jones is the online sports editor for the Arkansas-Democrat-Gazette and Northwest Arkansas Newspapers.
Flowers named player of the week
Arkansas defenders (left to right) Robert Thomas, Trey Flowers and Brandon Lewis celebrate after a turnover during Saturday afternoon's game against Louisiana-Lafayette at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas junior Trey Flowers was named the Southeastern Conference's defensive lineman of the week on Monday.
Flowers, a defensive end, had five tackles, including two sacks and three tackles for loss, in the Razorbacks' 34-14 win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday. He also forced a fumble, which was recovered by Arkansas.
Through the first weekend of the season, Flowers leads the SEC in sacks, tackles for loss and forced fumbles. It is the second time he has earned the player of the week recognition during his career.