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SEC Players of the Week

10/4/2010

The SEC league office has released its top performers for Week 5:

OFFENSE

LSU running back Stevan Ridley: He delivered his second straight 100-yard rushing performance with 123 yards on 22 carries against Tennessee, including the game-winning 1-yard touchdown run. Ridley is averaging an SEC-best 111.4 rushing yards per game.

DEFENSE

Alabama linebacker Courtney Upshaw: He finished with seven total tackles, including four for loss, in Alabama's 31-6 win over Florida. Upshaw also recovered a fumble at the Alabama 1 and had two pass deflections.

SPECIAL TEAMS

Ole Miss receiver Jesse Grandy: He accounted for 145 all-purpose yards, including a 73-yard punt return, in Ole Miss' 42-35 win over Kentucky. Grandy's punt return set up the Rebels' final touchdown. He has returns longer than 50 yards in each of his past two games.

OFFENSIVE LINE

Alabama guard Chance Warmack: He received the top grade on Alabama's offensive line in the 31-6 win over Florida. Warmack had key blocks on both of Mark Ingram's touchdown runs, and he didn't allow any sacks or pressures in the game.

DEFENSIVE LINE

Auburn tackle Nick Fairley: Three of his four tackles in the 52-3 thrashing of Louisiana-Monroe were for losses, and one of those was a sack. Fairley leads the SEC with 11.5 tackles for loss and five sacks.

FRESHMAN

Mississippi State running back LaDarius Perkins: He had a team-high 10 carries and rushed for 48 yards in the 49-16 win over Alcorn State. Perkins also had his first career touchdown in the game, a 2-yard run in the fourth quarter.