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Southeastern Conference Football Players of the Week

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK (GAMES OF OCT. 10)

SEC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

JONATHAN CROMPTON

Quarterback

TENNESSEE

  • 6-4 228 Senior Waynesboro, N.C. (Tuscola HS)
  • Crompton completed 20-of-27 passes for career-high 310 yards with four touchdowns and an interception in Tennessee's 45-19 win against Georgia.
  • Three of Crompton's TD passes came in the second quarter and helped build a 21-12 Vol halftime lead.
  • For the game, Crompton had a pass efficiency rating of 212.0. His rating for the season entering Saturday was 114.2, and for his career 107.2.
  • Crompton's third-quarter pick also snapped a string of 88 pass attempts without an interception.

SEC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

BRANDON SPIKES

Linebacker

FLORIDA

  • 6-3 252 Senior Shelby, N.C. (Crest HS)
  • Spikes was credited with a team-high 11 total tackles (4 solos) with career best three sacks (-14 yard) and a fumble recovery in Florida's 13-3 win at then-#4 LSU.
  • The Gator defense held the Tigers to 162 total offensive yards, with just 66 on the ground. Florida's defense recorded six tackles for losses in the game, including five sacks.
  • Florida held its opponent under 100 yards rushing for the fourth time in five games this season.
  • The Gator defense also collected an interception for the 17th-straight game, the nation's longest streak.

SEC SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

DENNIS JOHNSON

Return Specialist

ARKANSAS

  • 5-9 205 Sophomore Texarkana, Ark. (Arkansas HS)
  • Johnson had three kickoff returns for 145 yards, inlcluding a 70-yarder as Arkansas defeated Auburn 44-23.
  • Had his third kickoff return of 50+ yards of the season with a 70 yard return against Auburn.
  • His 70-yard kickoff return was a game-changing moment as it came after Auburn had scored three touchdowns in the final minutes of the third quarter to gain momentum and get within 34-23 of the Razorbacks. Arkansas scored seven plays later to put the game out of reach.
  • His 48.3 yard return average against Auburn is tied for the second highest in the SEC this season (tied with Leon Berry, Miss. State; 1st-Johnson vs. Missouri State).

SEC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK

WILLIAM VLACHOS

Center

ALABAMA

  • 6-1 294 Sophomore Birmingham, Ala. (Mountain Brook HS)
  • Vlachos did not allow a sack or get called for any penalties as Alabama defeated Ole Miss, 22-3.
  • He was named one of the players of the week by the Tide coaching staff for second straight week.
  • Alabama totaled 354 yards with 200 of those coming on the ground. The Tide led time of possession by a 38:19 to 21:41 margin.
  • Vlachos helped clear the way for Mark Ingram's 172-yard rushing performance

SEC DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK

COREY PETERS

Defensive Tackle

KENTUCKY

  • 6-3 295 Senior Louisville, Ky. (Central HS)
  • Peters tied for the Kentucky lead with seven tackles, in the Wildcats 28-26 loss at South Carolina.
  • He had a career-high 3.5 tackles for loss, good for 26 yards of losses, including a career-high 2.5 quarterback sacks, good for -25 yards
  • Also had a QB hurry that forced an incomplete pass.

SEC FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK

ALSHON JEFFERY

Wide Receiver

SOUTH CAROLINA

  • 6-3 217 St. Matthews, S.C. (Calhoun County HS)
  • Jeffery caught seven passes for 138 yards and three touchdowns in South Carolina's 28-26 win over Kentucky.
  • He scored from 10, 28 and 22 yards out on passes from Stephen Garcia.
  • The three touchdown receptions tied for the second-best single game performance in school history.
  • Jeffery came into the game with just five catches for 61 yards through the first five games before his breakout performance on Saturday.

OTHER OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES FROM WEEK 6

RB MARK INGRAM (Alabama) -- Rushed for game-high 172 yards on 28 carries and a touchdown at Ole Miss.

LB ROLANDO McCLAIN (Alabama) -- Had seven tackles (4 solos) with a tackle for loss (-2) and an interception against Ole Miss.

RB MICHAEL SMITH (Arkansas) -- Rushed for 145 yards on 18 carries and a touchdown against Auburn.  Also caught a 12-yard pass and had a six-yard punt return.

RB BEN TATE (Auburn) -- Accounted for 228 all-purpose yards and 2 TDs against Arkansas, including 184 rushing yards and two scores on 22 carries.

RB JEFF DEMPS (Florida) -- Had 16 carries for team-high 86 yards against LSU.

CB BRANDON BOYKIN (Georgia) -- Returned kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown and had three tackles against Tennessee.

RB/RS RANDALL COBB (Kentucky) -- Accounted for 229 all-purpose yards and 2 TDs  against South Carolina (89 rushing, 62 receiving, 19 punt returns, 59 kick returns).

LB PERRY RILEY (LSU) -- Credited with 12 total tackles (3 solos) with 0.5 for losses (-1 yard), two pass deflections and a QB pressure against Florida.

RB ANTHONY DIXON (Mississippi State) -- Rushed for game-high 134 yards on 21 carries and two touchdowns against Houston.

QB STEPHEN GARCIA (South Carolina) -- Completed 16-of-23 passes for 233 yards with three TDs and an interception against Kentucky.

SAF JOHNNY BROWN (Ole Miss) -- Registered game-high 10 tackles (7 solos) against Alabama.

DT DAN WILLIAMS (Tennessee) -- Had five tackles, including one behind the line of scrimmage, against Georgia.

FS JOEL CALDWELL (Vanderbilt) -- Credited with team-high 11 total tackles (6 solos) and a pass deflection against Army.

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