Monday, September 17, 2012
SEC Players of the Week
By Chris Low
The SEC league office has announced its top performers for Week 3:
SEC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jeff Driskel, QB, Florida: Driskel completed 14-of-20 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 81 yards in Florida’s 37-20 win at Tennessee. He accounted for 300 of Florida’s 555 total offensive yards, the most for the Gators in an SEC game since 2001.
SEC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Kenronte Walker, S, Missouri: Walker made two plays at the goal line late in the game to preserve Missouri’s 24-20 win over Arizona State. With 3:36 left in the 4th quarter and on a 4th-and-goal for Arizona State at the MU 3-yard line, Walker deflected a Sun Devil pass to stop a potential ASU scoring drive. On its next defensive stand, with 1:58 left in the game, Walker intercepted a Sun Devil pass on a 3rd-and-9 play at the MU 20-yard line, and returned it 49 yards to seal the Tiger victory.
SEC SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Cody Parkey, PK, Auburn: Parkey’s 35-yard field goal in overtime gave Auburn a 31-28 win against Louisiana-Monroe. Parkey hit all four of his point-after-touchdown attempts in the game, accounting for seven points. The average starting field position for the Warhawks' four possessions on Parkey kickoffs was its own 15-yard line, which included one touchback.
SEC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama: Warmack led an Alabama offensive line that totaled 438 total yards (225 rushing and 213 passing) in the Tide’s 52-0 win at Arkansas. He posted the offensive line’s highest grade at 91 percent with no pressures, no sacks allowed and no penalties. Alabama’s offensive line did not allow a sack in the game and did not have a turnover.
SEC DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina: Clowney was credited with seven tackles, including 3.5 for loss for minus-17 yards with two sacks, in South Carolina’s 49-6 win over UAB. The Gamecock defense held the Blazers to just 89 second-half yards and just 27 rushing yards on 42 carries. South Carolina’s defense sacked UAB quarterbacks six times in the contest.
SEC FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M: Manziel completed 20-of-36 passes for 294 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions and rushed for 124 yards and two touchdowns in Texas A&M’s 48-3 win at SMU. Manziel set an A&M freshman record for passing yards and tied the freshman mark for touchdown passes against the Mustangs. His 418 yards in total offense and six touchdown responsibility (4 pass and 2 rush) are the most in the SEC this season.