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SEC Players of the Week

11/15/2010

The SEC league office released its top performers for Week 11:

OFFENSE

South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore: He carried a school-record 40 times for 212 yards and three touchdowns in South Carolina’s 36-14 win at Florida to win the Eastern Division title. Lattimore established a school freshman record for rushing yards in a season with 964.

Auburn quarterback Cam Newton: He rushed for 151 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries and completed 12 of 15 passes for 148 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in Auburn’s 49-31 win against Georgia. Newton became the first player in SEC history to pass for 2,000 yards and rush for 1,000 in the same season.

DEFENSE

Alabama safety Robert Lester: He had two interceptions to go along with four total tackles in Alabama’s 30-10 win against Mississippi State. His first interception ended State’s first possession at the Alabama 6-yard line. Lester is now tied for the NCAA lead with seven interceptions.

SPECIAL TEAMS

South Carolina kicker/punter Spencer Lanning: After missing an early extra point, Lanning was a perfect 3-for-3 on field goal attempts, hitting from 49, 47 and 41 yards out, all in the first half, in South Carolina’s 36-14 win at Florida. He also punted six times for a 43.7 yard average with a long of 49 yards.

OFFENSIVE LINE

Auburn guard Mike Berry: He graded out at 95 percent, which led all Auburn linemen in the Tigers’ 49-31 win against Georgia. Berry did not allow a sack or a pressure while playing in all 73 offensive plays.

DEFENSIVE LINE

Kentucky end DeQuin Evans: He totaled three tackles against Vanderbilt, all for losses, in the Wildcats’ 38-20 win against Vanderbilt. Evans assisted on a tackle for loss from the UK 1-yard line which helped force a field goal attempt. He combined on a sack early in the third quarter, forcing the punt that led to UK’s go-ahead touchdown.

FRESHMAN

South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore: He carried a school-record 40 times for 212 yards and three touchdowns in South Carolina’s 36-14 win at Florida to win the Eastern Division title. Lattimore established a school freshman record for rushing yards in a season with 964.

Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray: He led all SEC quarterbacks for the second straight week with 323 passing yards as Tennessee defeated Ole Miss 52-14. Bray completed 18 of 34 passes against Ole Miss with three touchdowns and no interceptions in his second consecutive start. He has eight touchdowns in his past two games.