GAINESVILLE -- Gators cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy recorded his first-career interception during Saturday’s win over Arkansas and earned himself a pair of respected honors Monday.
Following a splendid statistical performance — a pick-six, forced fumble, sack, four tackles and three pass breakups — Purifoy was named the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week and the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week.
“We weren’t playing very well defensively,” coach Will Muschamp said. “Then [Purifoy] leveraged the receiver perfectly, and the ball was thrown behind the receiver. It was a really nice play on the ball and, obviously, scoring [afterward].”
Purifoy’s interception-turned-touchdown highlighted the Gators’ 30-10 win over the Razorbacks, giving the Gators an early 10-7 lead they never relinquished.