On the same day University of Kentucky sophomore and North Hardin High School graduate Octavious Oxendine was named the co-Defensive Line Player of the Week in the Southeastern Conference, it was announced Monday that he would be sidelined the remainder of the year by a knee injury.

The 6-foot-1, 318-pound Oxendine, a starting defensive tackle for the 6-0 and No. 11 ranked Wildcats, recorded the first two quarterback sacks of his career as part of a three-tackle performance against LSU last Saturday.

He notched his first sack in the second quarter as UK forced a punt and then caused an intentional grounding call later in the game that rewarded him with a sack.

“This last week he played his best game,” UK coach Mark Stoops said Monday at his weekly news conference.

On the year he had six unassisted tackles and nine unassisted tackles for the Wildcats.

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