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SEC Football Players of the Week


6-3, 240, Senior

Jacksonville, Fla. (Nease HS)   • Completed 15-of-24 passes for 237 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in Florida's 56-6 win against Troy.   • Also rushed for 71 yards on 13 carries and a touchdown against the Trojans.   • Stats were accumulated in 2.5 quarters of action in inclement weather conditions.   • Tebow leads all active NCAA FBS players in career rushing TDs (45), touchdowns responsible for (117) and most touchdowns scored (45).  


Defensive End
6-3,254, Senior

New Orleans, La. (St. Augustine HS)   • Recorded a career-high seven tackles and one sack in LSU's 23-9 conference win over Vanderbilt.   • Six of his seven tackles were solo stops and he also broke up a pass.   • Alem's sack went for an 11-yard loss and came on a third-down opportunity for the Commodores midway through the fourth quarter with the Tigers leading 16-9.   • The LSU defense held Vanderbilt to just seven points and 210 yards of offense - 122 rushing, 88 passing.  


Return Specialist/Cornerback
5-10,182, Sophomore

Fayetteville, Ark. (Fayette County HS)   • Accounted for 187 yards on four kickoff returns, including a 100-yard touchdown return, in Georgia's 41-37 win over South Carolina.   • The 100-yard return is the longest in Georgia history and pulled the Bulldogs to a 7-7 tie in the first quarter.   • His 187 yards are second in Georgia history (record:  190 by Scott Woerner vs. UK, 1977).   • Also accounted for four solo tackles and an interception against the Gamecocks.  


6-5,297, Junior

Alpharetta, Ga. (Chattahoochee HS)   • Graded out at 94 percent during Georgia's 41-37 win over South Carolina.   • Also had 10 knockdown blocks as Georgia registered 303 total yards on offense.   • Helped give quarterback Joe Cox time to complete a career-high 17 passes for 201 yards (also a career high) and two touchdowns.   • Georgia has scored all six times it been inside their opponent's 20-yard line this season.  


Defensive End

Mobile, Ala. (Williamson HS)   • Had three tackles and an interception return for a touchdown in Auburn's 49-24 win against Mississippi State.   • Had his first career interception, returning it 20 yards for a touchdown to give Auburn the lead for good, 21-17, in the second quarter.   •  The Tigers' defense held Mississippi State to 297 yards of total offense.   • The TD return was the second of his career.  


Running Back

Pensacola, Fla. (Escambia HS)   • Led Crimson Tide with 118 yards rushing on 15 carries and two touchdowns in Alabama's 40-14 win over Florida International.   • Also caught two passes for 23 yards against the Golden Panthers.   • Richardson scored on runs of nine and 35 yards in the second half to extend Alabama's lead from 20-14 to 33-14 early in the fourth quarter.  

OTHER OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES FROM WEEK 2   LB DONT'A HIGHTOWER (Alabama) -- Totaled six tackles (three solo) with 2.5 for losses and including a sack and two quarterback hurries in win over Florida International.   QB KODI BURNS (Auburn) -- Accounted for four TDs (3 rushing and 1 passing) against Mississippi State.   WR RILEY COOPER (Florida) -- Caught five passes for 82 yards and a TD and also had a 14 yard run against Troy.   LB RENNIE CURRAN (Georgia) -- Logged 15 total tackles (nine solos) with a pass deflection against South Carolina.   DE Chancey Agahyere (LSU) -- Freshman logged five total tackles with one sack (-3 yards) and a pass deflection against Vanderbilt.   RB ANTHONY DIXON (Mississippi State) -- Rushed for 92 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown against Auburn.   QB STEPHEN GARCIA (South Carolina) -- Completed 31-of-53 passes for 313 yards with 2 TDs and rushed for 42 yards on 10 carries against Georgia.   DB ERIC BERRY (Tennessee) -- Led Vols with 10 total tackles (seven solos) with one for a loss (-1) and a quarterback pressure against UCLA.   CB CASEY HAYWARD (Vanderbilt) -- Credited with 13 total tackles (eight solos) with five for losses (-5 yards) against LSU.


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