Andre Smith named SEC lineman of the week

Alabama’s Andre Smith was named the SEC’s offensive lineman of the week by the conference. Here’s the info on this week’s SEC players of the week. Notice that Alabama and Georgia have a few players included in this week’s listing of top performances.

SEC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
CHARLES SCOTT

Running Back
LSU
5-11 • 235 • Junior
Saline, La. (Jonesboro-Hodge HS)

# Scott rushed for 132 yards on 21 carries and had two receptions for 15 yards in LSU’s 26-21 win at Auburn.
# Scott is the first LSU player since Charles Alexander in 1978 to have three straight 100+ yard rushing performances.
# He is the first LSU running back to rush for more than 100 yards at Auburn.
# Scott averaged 6.3 yards per carry against an Auburn defense that allowed just 53 rushing yards per game entering the contest.


SEC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
RYAN HAMILTON

Free Safety
VANDERBILT
6-2 • 210 • Junior
Wycombe, Pa. (Council Rock North HS)

# Hamilton had three interceptions, a fumble recovery and a tackle on a 4th-and-1 at the goal line to lead Vanderbilt to a 23-17 win at Ole Miss.
# Hamilton returned the first interception 79 yards for a touchdown. His third interception came on Ole Miss’ last drive to seal the Commodore win.
# He accounted for six tackles overall, including four solo stops.
# Hamilton accounted for four of Vanderbilt’s six turnovers forced in the game.

SEC SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
BRANDON JAMES

Return Specialist
FLORIDA
5-7 • 186 • Junior
St. Augustine, Fla. (HS)

# James accounted for 144 return yards, including a 78-yard punt return for a touchdown, in the Gators’ 30-6 victory at Tennessee.
# His punt return for a score came with 4:42 left in the first quarter and gave the Gators a 17-0 lead.
# On the game’s opening kickoff, James had a 52 yard return to the UT 44 yard line, which set up the Gators first touchdown.
# James has now tied a UF record for career punt returns for touchdowns (4).

SEC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
ANDRE SMITH

Tackle
ALABAMA
6-4 • 330 • Junior
Birmingham, Ala. (Huffman HS)

# Smith registered Alabama’s top grade on the offensive line and did not allow a sack or pressure in Alabama’s 49-14 win at Arkansas.
# Alabama’s offense finished with 402 total yards, averaging 8.0 yards per play.
# Smith had key blocks on three touchdown runs and on the Tide’s passing score in the second quarter.
# Alabama leads the SEC in rushing yards per game and tied for second in scoring offense.

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SEC DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
PERIA JERRY

Defensive Tackle
OLE MISS
6-2 • 290 • Senior
Batesville, Miss. (South Panola HS/Hargrave)

# Jerry finished with six total tackles, including 2.5 for losses, with a fumble recovery and a return for a touchdown in Ole Miss’ 23-17 loss to Vanderbilt.
# Jerry’s forced fumble and 13-yard return for a touchdown came in the first quarter and gave the Rebels a 10-0 lead.
# Jerry helped limit the Commodores to just 202 total offensive yards on 53 total plays, an average of 3.8 yards per play.

SEC FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
A.J. GREEN

Flanker
GEORGIA
6-4 • 190
Summerville, S.C. (HS)

# Green recorded eight catches for 159 yards, both career highs, and one touchdown in Georgia’s 27-10 win at Arizona State.
# Green is the first Bulldog to have more than 100 yards receiving in a game since 2006 and his performance was the best at UGA since Fred Gibson had 169 yards against Arkansas in 2004.
# Green’s TD reception came late in the first half, giving the Bulldogs a 21-3 halftime lead.

OTHER OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES FROM WEEK 4

RB GLEN COFFEE (Alabama) — Rushed for a career-high 161 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries, including an 87-yarder for a TD, against Arkansas.

RB MICHAEL SMITH (Arkansas) — Led Razorbacks in rushing (91 yards on 19 carries) and receiving (6 catches for 67 yards and a TD) against Alabama.

DL SEN’DERRICK MARKS (Auburn)
— Registered seven total tackles (3 solos) with 1.5 for losses against LSU.

BRANDON SPIKES (Florida)
— Led the Gators with 10 total tackles, including seven solo stops, with one for a loss, at Tennessee.

QB MATTHEW STAFFORD (Georgia) — Completed 16-of-28 passes for 285 yards with a TD and no interceptions at Arizona State.

QB JARRETT LEE (LSU) — Freshman came off the bench to lead LSU to win at Auburn, completing 11-of-17 passes in the second half for 182 yards and two TDs.

RS MIKE WALLACE (Ole Miss) — Set the Ole Miss single-game kickoff return yardage record with 202 yards, including a 98-yarder for a TD, against Vanderbilt.

RB ANTHONY DIXON (Mississippi State) — Rushed for team-high 94 yards on 13 carries at Georgia Tech.

DT NATHAN PEPPER (South Carolina) — Logged seven total tackles, including six solos, with one for a loss and a QB pressure against Wofford.

DB ERIC BERRY (Tennessee) — Accounted for eight tackles (4 solos), with a sack and a pass deflection against Florida.

PK BRYANT HAHNFELDT (Vanderbilt) — Connected on all three field goal tries, including 40-yarder with :31 seconds left, against Ole Miss.

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