SEC players of the week

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

The SEC office has announced its individual award winners for Week 1:


Mark Ingram RB, Alabama: Rushed for a career-high 150 yards on 26 carries and added 35 yards receiving on three catches in Alabama’s 34-24 win over Virginia Tech. Ingram scored both of the Crimson Tide's touchdowns in the fourth quarter and accounted for 99 yards of total offense in the final quarter.


Trevard Lindley, CB, Kentucky: Recorded three tackles, three pass deflections and an interception in Kentucky’s 42-0 win over Miami (Ohio). Lindley has now scored a defensive touchdown in three straight seasons (fumble vs. Arkansas, 2007; interception vs. South Carolina, 2008). Lindley increased his career interception total to 10.


Dennis Johnson, RB, Arkansas: Returned opening kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown and had 115 kickoff return yards on two attempts in Arkansas’ 48-10 win over Missouri State.

Brandon James, RB, Florida: Returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown and accounted for 123 all-purpose yards (85 KOR, 13 PR, 25 rushing) in Florida’s 62-3 win over Charleston Southern. James now has five career kick returns (kickoff and punt) for touchdowns during his career.


Onterio McCalebb, RB, Auburn: Rushed for 148 yards on 22 carries with one touchdown in the Tigers’ 37-13 win over Louisiana Tech. The 148 yards are the most ever by an Auburn freshman in a season opening game. The previous best was 123 yards by Bo Jackson in 1982.


Chris Scott, OT, Tennessee: Recorded six knockdown blocks from his backside tackle position in Tennessee’s 63-7 win over Western Kentucky. The Vols’ total offensive production of 657 yards is the most since the 1997 school record against Kentucky (695).


Devin Taylor, DE, South Carolina: In his first snap from scrimmage, Taylor forced a fumble, recovered by South Carolina, leading to the only touchdown of the game in the Gamecocks’ 7-3 win over NC State. Taylor finished the game with six tackles, including a game-high three for loss, including a sack. He also blocked a punt.