SEC players of the week


Here are the SEC players of the week, as announced by the league Monday:

OFFENSIVE: Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia

  • Murray was named the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week following his performance in a 44-41 victory over No. 6 LSU.

  • He connected on 20 of 34 for 298 yards and four touchdowns and also ran for his third touchdown of the season. This marked Murray’s second victory over an SEC top-10 team in the last three games as he helped generate 494 yards of offense.

  • Under Murray’s direction, the Bulldogs have scored at least 35 points in all four of their games this season, including at least 41 vs. both South Carolina and LSU.

  • Murray moved into the No. 2 spot in school history in career passing yardage with 11,429 (former Bulldog David Greene holds the school and SEC records at 11,528); in total offense, Murray now has 11,659 yards, which is No. 2 in SEC history.

DEFENSIVE: C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama

  • Led the team with nine total tackles, one tackle for loss, one pass breakup and two QB hurries.

  • Put the game out of reach when he made a tackle for a safety with 5:43 left in the game to make it 18-0. Also deflected a pass on a key fourth-and-2 from the Alabama 7-yard line in the third quarter to keep the 16-0 lead.

SPECIAL TEAMS: Marshall Morgan, PK, Georgia

  • Morgan scored 14 points during the 44-41 victory over LSU.

  • He was 5-for-5 on PATs and drilled all three of his field goal attempts, including a career-long 55 yarder that put Georgia ahead 27-20 in the third quarter.

FRESHMAN: Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida

  • Made his third interception of the season, the most by an SEC freshman and the third-most nationally among freshmen.

  • Intercepted a pass in the end zone from Kentucky’s Maxwell Smith.

  • Leads the Gators in interceptions.

DEFENSIVE LINE: Michael Sam, DE, Missouri

  • Was disruptive for most of the night in Mizzou's win over Arkansas State, as he had a career-best three sacks (for 19 yards of loss) and forced a fumble. He ended the game with four tackles.

  • The three sacks ties the NCAA single-game high this season, and Sam leads the SEC and ranks 18th nationally with his tackles-for-loss average of 1.5 per game.

OFFENSIVE LINE: A.J. Cann, OG, South Carolina

  • Cann led the charge for a Gamecocks' offensive line that helped amass 225 yards on the ground, including 167 from Mike Davis, and four rushing touchdowns. South Carolina added 265 passing yards.

  • Played all 80 offensive snaps, grading out at 86 percent with no sacks or pressures against him.