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Monday, November 16, 2009
SEC players of the week

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

The SEC league office has released its top performers for Week 11:

OFFENSE

Dexter McCluster, RB, Ole Miss: Set school records with 282 rushing yards and 324 all-purpose yards and scored four touchdowns in Ole Miss’ 42-17 win over Tennessee. His 282 rushing yards ranks as the 11th highest total in SEC history and the 7th highest in an SEC intraconference game.

DEFENSE

Joe Haden, CB, Florida: Led Florida with 11 total tackles (10 solos), including a quarterback sack, interception, two forced fumbles and a pass deflection in the Gators’ 24-14 win at South Carolina. The interception, his third of the season, came in the fourth quarter and sealed the win for the Gators.

SPECIAL TEAMS

Demond Washington, DB, Auburn: Accounted for a school-record 202 kickoff return yards and 229 total return yards for Auburn in a 31-24 loss at Georgia. Following a Georgia touchdown early in the fourth quarter, Washington returned the ensuing kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown to tie the score at 24-24.

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN

Mike Johnson, G, Alabama: Led the Alabama offensive line with the top grade following a 31-3 win over Mississippi State. Johnson did not allow a sack, pressure or get called for any penalties against the Bulldogs.

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN

Corey Peters, T, Kentucky: Collected five total tackles, including 1.5 for loss, and a quarterback pressure in Kentucky’s 24-13 win at Vanderbilt. Both tackles for loss helped lead to Vanderbilt punts and his quarterback pressure led to an incomplete pass.

FRESHMAN

Washaun Ealey, RB, Georgia: Led Georgia in rushing with 98 yards on 18 carries and a touchdown in the Bulldogs’ 31-24 win over Auburn. Ealey’s 1-yard touchdown run came early in the third quarter and gave the Bulldogs their first lead of the game, 17-14.