BIRMINGHAM (SECDigitalNetwork.com) - The Southeastern Conference on Monday announced its Football Players of the Week, recognizing performances from the seventh week of the 2013 season.
OFFENSE: Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
• Led Texas A&M to a come from behind victory over Ole Miss on the road, throwing for 346 yards on 31-of-39 passing with one interception. He also ran for 113 net yards on 18 carries and two touchdowns.
• Manziel posted the fourth 300 pass/100 rush game of his career against the Rebels with 346 passing yards and 113 rushing yards. It is the most by any player in FBS history.
• Eclipsed the 7,000-yard barrier in total offense in his 19th career game, which is the fastest in NCAA FBS history by a four-year player.
• Manziel accounted for 459 total yards against the Rebels (346 passing, 113 rushing). He has eclipsed the 300-yard plateau in total offense in 16-of-19 career games. It was the ninth 400-yard offensive output of his career.
• Manziel passed for 346 yards, which marked the seventh 300-yard passing game of his career.
DEFENSE: Kentrell Brothers, LB, Missouri
• Brothers recorded a career-high 10 tackles Saturday at 7th-ranked Georgia and helped keep the potent Bulldog offense in check for most of the day as part of Mizzou's 41-26 road win.
• Brothers had a tackle for loss as part of his career day, and he also made an interception with less than a minute left in the game to help seal the Tiger victory.
• The interception was Brothers' third of the season (tying him for the team lead), and it gave him an interception in two consecutive games. All three of his INTs have come in MU's three road games (one INT each at Indiana, at Vanderbilt and at Georgia).
SPECIAL TEAMS: Sam Irwin-Hill, P, Arkansas
• Averaged 53.5 yards on four punts with long of 79 vs. No. 14 South Carolina.
• 79-yard punt is longest in SEC and tied for 2nd longest in NCAA this season.
• 79-yard punt is 7th longest in school history.
• Ranks 4th in SEC and 14th in NCAA with average of 45.1 yards per punt.
• Tied for SEC lead with 10 punts inside 20.
FRESHMAN: Jeremy Johnson, QB, Auburn
• True freshman seeing his first career action, started at quarterback and completed 17-of-21 passes for 201 yards, four TDs and one interception in a 62-3 victory over Western Carolina.
• Led Auburn on eight TD drives in nine possessions he directed.
• Auburn offense tallied 559 yards on 55 plays while he was in the game.
• Also rushed for 26 yards on three attempts.
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN: Anthony Steen, OG, Alabama
• Recorded the top grade on the offensive line.
• No missed assignments, no sacks, no pressures and no penalties.
• Offensive line did not give up a sack as a unit and averaged 8.4 yards per play.
• Offense piled up 668 total yards – the most since 833 yards vs. Virginia Tech in 1973.
• Alabama had a 300-yard passer and two 100-yard rushers for the first time in school history.
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN: Danielle Hunter, DE, LSU
• Played most complete game of his career with 7 tackles, a tackle for a loss and a pair of pass breakups in win over Florida in what was just his fourth career start … The 7 tackles were one shy of his career-high.
• Batted down two passes at the line of scrimmage ... Tackle for loss came on a 3rd down in the second quarter and forced Florida to punt … The six points were the fewest scored by a Florida team against LSU since a 20-3 Tiger victory in Baton Rouge in 1979.
• As a unit, LSU limited Florida to just 240 total yards … After scoring a field goal on its opening drive, LSU forced Florida to punt on its next five possessions, which stretched midway into the third quarter.
• LSU recorded season-highs for sacks (4.0), tackles for loss (8.0) and QB hurries (5.0). LSU has allowed just 3 field goals over its last six quarters of action.