Monday, November 26, 2012
SEC players of the week
By Edward Aschoff
Here are the SEC players of the week announced by the league Monday:
SEC Co-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
SEC Co-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
- Mike Gillislee, RB, Florida: Gillislee rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries in Florida’s 37-26 win at Florida State. His 37-yard run in the fourth quarter put the Gators ahead to stay, 23-20. Gillislee becomes the first Gator to rush for more than 1,000 yards since Ciatrick Fason in 2004.
- Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss: Moncrief caught seven passes for a career-high 173 yards and a school record-tying three touchdowns in leading Ole Miss to a 41-24 win over Mississippi State. The 173-yard performance ranks fourth in Ole Miss history, the most ever against MSU and the most by a Rebel since 1993.
SEC Co-SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
- Bacarri Rambo, S, Georgia: Rambo tallied eight tackles, forced two fumbles, recovered one and had an interception in Georgia’s 42-10 win over Georgia Tech. Rambo returned fumble 49 yards and interception 27 yards, both setting up Bulldog offensive touchdowns.
- Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina: Clowney set the school reord for sacks in a game with 4.5 and broke the school record for sacks in a season with 13.0 in the Gamecocks’ 27-17 win at Clemson. He totaled seven tackles, including six solo stops, and was also credited with a quarterback pressure. The sack total was also a Clemson Memorial Stadium record.
SEC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
- Carey Spear, K, Vanderbilt: Spear was perfect on field goals and PATs, hitting field goals of 52 and 50 yards and converting on all four PAT tries in Vanderbilt’s 55-21 win at Wake Forest. Spear also had four touchbacks on eight kickoffs. He becomes the first Vanderbilt kicker to make two 50+yard field goals in a game since 1996.
- Caleb Sturgis, K, Florida: Sturgis was perfect on three field goals and three PAT tries in the Gators’ 37-26 win at Florida State. He also had two touchbacks on eight kickoffs. The Seminoles' average starting field position on Sturgis’ eight kickoffs was its own 26 yard line.
SEC DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
- Barrett Jones, C, Alabama: Jones had the highest grade (96 percent) for any Alabama offensive lineman this season in the Tide’s 49-0 win against Auburn. The Alabama offensive line did not allow a sack in the game and Jones did not have any pressures, penalties or missed assignments. Alabama scored a touchdown on each of its first seven drives of the game.
SEC FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
- Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M: Manziel completed 32-of-44 passes for 372 yards with three touchdowns and an interception and rushed for 67 yards on 12 carries and two touchdowns in Texas A&M’s 59-29 win over Missouri. With the effort against Missouri, Manziel became the SEC’s single-season total offensive yardage leader with 4,600 yards, breaking old mark of 4,327 yards set in 14 games by Auburn’s Cam Newton in 2010. Manziel is responsible for 43 touchdowns this season, which is tied for third in SEC history. He has generated five-or-more TDs in six games this season.
For more top performances from the SEC over the weekend, click here.