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Missouri star defensive end Shane Ray ejected from SEC championship game for personal foul

  • Missouri defensive lineman Shane Ray (56) walks off the field after being ejected from the game for a late hit against Alabama quarterback Blake Sims during the first half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

    Missouri defensive lineman Shane Ray (56) walks off the field after being ejected from the game for a late hit against Alabama quarterback Blake Sims during the first half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Alabama head coach Nick Saban speaks with an official after Alabama quarterback Blake Sims was hit late by Missouri defensive lineman Shane Ray during the first half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Atlanta. Ray was ejected from the game. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Alabama head coach Nick Saban speaks with an official after Alabama quarterback Blake Sims was hit late by Missouri defensive lineman Shane Ray during the first half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Atlanta. Ray was ejected from the game. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)  (The Associated Press)

  • Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon (4) recovers a fumbled ball as Missouri defensive lineman Shane Ray (56) looks on during the first half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

    Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon (4) recovers a fumbled ball as Missouri defensive lineman Shane Ray (56) looks on during the first half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)  (The Associated Press)

Missouri star defensive end Shane Ray has been ejected from the SEC championship game against Alabama following a hit on quarterback Blake Sims.

Ray hit Sims immediately after he threw a 58-yard touchdown pass to DeAndrew White in the second quarter of Saturday's game. The hit drew a chorus of boos from Crimson Tide fans when a replay was shown on the video boards at the Georgia Dome.

Officials immediately threw a flag and called a personal foul on Ray for targeting. Officials upheld the personal foul ruling following a video review and Ray was escorted off the field.

Ray leads the Southeastern Conference with 13 1/2 sacks and 20 1/2 tackles for loss. He set a Missouri record for sacks in a season.