Alabama football: Levi Wallace named SEC Defensive Player of the Week

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama cornerback Levi Wallace earned weekly SEC honors following his performance against Ole Miss.

Wallace was named SEC Defensive Player of the Week after nabbing 2 interceptions in the Crimson Tide’s 66-3 win over Ole Miss Saturday.

Wallace, a former walk-on, is putting himself in position to be one of the top cornerbacks in the 2018 NFL Draft.

That may seem like hyperbole on the surface, but Wallace has developed into one of the better corners in the SEC. It’s crazy to think that a former 160-pound walk-on has grown into an 180-pound shutdown corner, but here we are with Wallace. He’s technically sound.

This isn’t the first time Alabama has had a former walk-on garner NFL attention. Former Tide safety Rashad Johnson walked on and played well enough to be taken in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft.

Wallace currently leads the SEC with 9 passes defended and is tied for the SEC lead with 3 interceptions.

Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson threw Wallace’s way one too many times and paid for it.

On his first interception, Wallace read and played the route beautifully before taking the ball 35 yards for a touchdown return. It marked Alabama’s first NOT —  non-offensive touchdown —  of the season.

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