Robby Donoho

About Robby Donoho

Robby comes to the south upon his graduation from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He grew up playing basketball in the 'Heartland of Hoops' and dreaming of becoming a sports broadcaster. He lives out his dream today here in Mississippi at WCBI. You can follow Robby on Twitter @RobbyDonoho or contact him via e-mail at robbydonoho@wcbi.com.

Robert Nkemdiche Named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week

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(CBS Sports)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WCBI/Ole Miss Athletics) – Ole Miss freshman Robert Nkemdiche was named Southeastern Conference Defensive Lineman of the Week after a breakout performance against Troy, the league office announced Monday.

Starting at defensive tackle, Nkemdiche led an Ole Miss defense that held Troy to -13 rushing yards in a 51-21 win.

It marked the first time an opponent has failed to break even rushing against the Rebels since Mississippi State in 2008 (-64).

The 6-foot-5, 294-pound rookie finished with four tackles, including two tackles for loss and his first career sack along with a QB pressure.

Nkemdiche, a preseason SEC Freshman of the Year pick by some publications, leads all SEC freshmen with 0.88 tackles for loss per outing.