FAYETTEVILLE, AR (arkansasrazorbacks.com)
– Following a touchdown pass in the 2
quarter of Arkansas's 45-17 rout of UAB, junior offensive guard Sebastian Tretola was named the Southeastern Conference offensive lineman of the week.
The 6-5, 350-pound left guard motioned into the quarterback position of a shotgun formation on a fake field goal, rolled to his right and heaved a toss to senior long snapper Alan D'Appollonio for a six-yard touchdown. The score marked the San Bernardino, California native's first passing score and toss of his career. The play was selected No. 2 on Sportcenter's Top 10 plays.
As part of the Razorbacks' offensive line, Tretola graded out at 85 percent, the second-highest mark on the team. His efforts were highlighted by three knockdowns and an offensive production of 273 rushing yards, the fifth time this season that Arkansas has topped 200 yards rushing. Tretola also blocked for an Arkansas offense that scored on its first six possessions of the game, jumping out to a 38-0 lead over UAB.
The accolade is Tretola's first weekly SEC honor and first award since joining Arkansas as a junior college transfer this fall. He joins fellow Razorback teammates running back Alex Collins (Sept. 13) and defensive end Trey Flowers (Sept. 20) as Arkansas' SEC football players of the week for the 2014 season.