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Monday, November 22, 2010
SEC Players of the Week

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

The SEC league office has announced its top performers for Week 12:

OFFENSE

LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson: He threw for a career-high 254 yards and one touchdown and added 45 rushing yards and another score in LSU’s 43-36 win against Ole Miss. Jefferson completed 13 of 17 passes (76.5 percent) against the Rebels in LSU’s best offensive game of the season with 470 total yards.

DEFENSE

Arkansas linebacker Jerry Franklin: He recorded a career-high 20 tackles (eight solos) in Arkansas’ 38-31 double-overtime victory at Mississippi State. Franklin matched his career high with two tackles for loss, including a sack. His 20 tackles were the most by any player in the nation this past week.

SPECIAL TEAMS

LSU place-kicker/punter Josh Jasper: He scored 11 points, including three field goals and two extra points, in LSU’s 43-36 win against Ole Miss. On Jasper's only punt attempt, he hit a 43-yarder that started an Ole Miss drive at its own 4-yard line.

OFFENSIVE LINE

Arkansas tackle DeMarcus Love: He helped pave the way for Arkansas’ 488 yards of total offense on 61 plays, an average of 8.0 yards per play, in the Razorbacks’ 38-31 double-overtime win at MississippiState. Love was key in blocking for Knile Davis’ 187 yards rushing and Ryan Mallett’s 305 passing yards.

DEFENSIVE LINE

Tennessee end Gerald Williams: He recorded a career-high eight tackles (six solos), including a pair of tackles for loss, a sack and a quarterback pressure in Tennessee’s 24-10 win at Vanderbilt. He also blocked a Vanderbilt 45-yard field goal attempt in the third quarter.

FRESHMAN

South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore: He rushed for 102 yards on seven carries with three touchdowns in South Carolina’s 69-24 win against Troy. Lattimore has scored 19 touchdowns this season, which is one shy of the SEC freshman record held by Reggie Cobb of Tennessee (20 in 1987).