Jeffcoat, Mevis Named SEC Players of the Week

Jeffcoat, Trajan

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Announced on Monday, redshirt junior Trajan Jeffcoat and sophomore Harrison Mevis are Southeastern Conference Players of the Week. The Missouri Tigers (6-5, 3-4 SEC) earned an overtime win vs. Florida on Saturday, 24-23.

Jeffcoat, a native of Columbia, S.C., is the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week. The redshirt junior paced a much-improved defense with four tackles and a quarterback hurry against the Gators. He also racked up 3.5 TFL of 13 yards, a new career, with a sack for eight yards, giving him 3.5 on the season.

The six three-and-outs forced by the Tiger defense is a new season high. Mizzou held Florida to 93 yards rushing, marking back-to-back games holding opponents below 100 yards rushing. The Tiger defense has now forced a sack in 10 of 11 games this season, and in 15 of their last 16 games. Mizzou racked up 11 TFL, marking the first time since 2017 the Tigers produced three games with 10 or more TFL in a season.

Harrison Mevis, a native of Warsaw, Ind., is the co-SEC Special Teams Player of the Week. The sophomore was responsible for Mizzou’s first nine points scored in the Florida game, hitting field goals of 39, 46 and 31 yards in the first two quarters. He went for 3-for-4 in field goals overall.

A Lou Groza Award semifinalist, Mevis is 17-of-19 in field goals this season, including 8-of-10 from 40-49 yards and 3-of-3 from 50+ yards. Against the Gators, Mevis stayed perfect on PATs, going 1-for-1 on the day, improving to 40-for-40 on the season and 68-for-68 in his career.

This article is provided by University of Missouri Athletics