Maze named SEC co-special teams POW; Barron honored for outstanding performance
Published: Monday, October 18, 2010, 10:27 AM Updated: Monday, October 18, 2010, 10:34 AM
Alabama wide receiver Marquis Maze (4) breaks loose on a 37-yd punt return against Ole Miss in the second quarter at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Sat., Oct. 16, 2010. (The Birmingham News / Mark Almond)
Alabama receiver Marquis Maze was named an SEC co-special teams player of the week Monday morning.
Maze had six punt returns for 125 yards in a 23-10 win against Ole Miss. He also caught three passes for 42 yards.
"I think the return team did a nice job and we had some space out there
for him," Alabama coach Nick Saban said Saturday night. "He's quicker and more elusive and that can turn into a good
weapon for us down the road."
Also honored was Tide defensive back Mark Barron, who was named for other outstanding performances. Barron finished with seven tackles, an interception a tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry.
Maze shared the honor with Kentucky kicker Ryan Tydlacka, who averaged 41.5 yards on six punts with three inside the 20 yard line in a 31-28 win against South Carolina.