The SEC named its Football Players of the Week, and Alabama Crimson Tide football star Mark Barron was the SEC’s Defensive Player of the Week. The official press release is below:
SEC FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK Games of Sept. 10, 2011 (courtesy of SEC Media Relations)
SEC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
TYLER BRAY Quarterback TENNESSEE 6-6 • 210 • So. • Kingsburg, Calif.
His 34 completions were the sixth-most in school history and he threw for four touchdowns, extending his school-record and current SEC-best streak of consecutive games with at least two touchdown passes to eight.
Bray’s 405 passing yards were the fourth-most in school history and included 282 yards in the first half.
He also rushed for a touchdown against the Bearcats, giving him the only five-touchdown effort in the SEC this season.
SEC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MARK BARRON Safety ALABAMA 6-2 • 218 • Sr. • Mobile, Ala.
Barron logged seven total tackles with an interception and fumble recovery in Alabama’s 27-11 win at #23 Penn State.
The interception ended a Penn State drive at the UA 9-yard line in the third quarter and the fumble recovery stopped the Nittany Lions at the Alabama 35-yard line.
The Alabama defense held Penn State to 251 total yards on 69 offensive plays and forced three turnovers.
Barron leads a secondary that ranks third in the NCAA in pass efficiency defense.
Barron’s pick was the 11th of his career, which is 11th all-time at Alabama.
SEC SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MELVIN INGRAM Defensive End SOUTH CAROLINA 6-2 • 276 • Sr. • Hamlet, N.C.
Ingram took a direct snap on a fake punt and rambled 68 yards for a touchdown and also caught onside kick at end of game to seal South Carolina’s 45-42 win at Georgia.
On defense, Ingram also recovered fumble and ran it five yards for a touchdown late in fourth quarter to put the Gamecocks up by 10 points, 45-35.
Ingram’s 68-yard run put the Gamecocks ahead 14-13 going into halftime.
SEC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
ALVIN BAILEY Guard ARKANSAS 6-5 • 319 • So. • Broken Arrow, Okla.
Bailey and the Arkansas offensive line helped the Razorbacks offense roll up 632 yards of total offense, the sixth-highest total in school history, in Arkansas’ 52-3 win against New Mexico.
The offensive line also helped the unit record 34 first downs, which tied for the second-highest total in school history.
The unit gave Arkansas quarterbacks time to complete 26-of-39 passes for 373 yards and two touchdowns. Arkansas also rushed for 259 yards and four touchdowns against the Lobos.
SEC DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
ROB LOHR Defensive Tackle VANDERBILT 6-4 • 290 • Jr. • Phoenixville, Pa.
Lohr collected four total tackles, all for losses, and a pass deflection, in Vanderbilt’s 24-21 win against Connecticut.
His four tackles collected 13 yards of losses and also included a one-yard sack.
Vanderbilt’s defense held the Huskies to just 89 rushing yards on 36 carries, an average of 2.5 yards per attempt.
Overall, Connecticut was able to muster only 193 total yards on 65 plays against the Commodore defense.
SEC Co-FRESHMEN OF THE WEEK
JOSH CLEMONS Running Back KENTUCKY 5-10 • 201 • Fayetteville, Ga.
Clemons rushed for 126 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown, which was a school-freshman record 87 yarder, in Kentucky’s 27-13 win against Central Michigan.
ISAIAH CROWELL Running Back GEORGIA 5-11 • 210 • Columbus, Ga.
Crowell rushed for 118 yards on 16 carries with a touchdown and had two catches for 40 yards and another score in Georgia’s 45-42 loss to South Carolina.
OTHER OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES FROM WEEK TWO
WILLIAM VLACHOS (Alabama) — Received the top grade on the Alabama offensive line against Penn State. Allowed no sacks, no pressures and did not get called for any penalties.
WR COBI HAMILTON (Arkansas) – Caught five passes for 132 yards and a touchdown against New Mexico.
RB MICHAEL DYER (Auburn) — Rushed for 150 yards and two touchdowns against Mississippi State.
P STEVEN CLARK (Auburn) — Punted six times for a 45.7 yard average, including four punts inside the 20, two of which were inside the 10, against Mississippi State.
RB CHRIS RAINEY (Florida) — Tallied 162 yards of total offense, including 119 on the ground and a touchdown, against UAB.
PK CALEB STURGIS (Florida) — Went a perfect 3-for-3 on field goals and 4-for-4 on extra points against UAB.
CB/RS BRANDON BOYKIN (Georgia) — Set school record with seven kickoff returns for 184 yards and also had two tackles and interception against South Carolina.
LB DANNY TREVATHAN (Kentucky) — Totaled 13 tackles, three for losses, a interception and pass deflection against Central Michigan.
WR RUEBEN RANDLE (LSU) — Caught five passes for 121 yards against Northwestern State.
RB/RS JEFF SCOTT (Ole Miss) — Totaled 210 all-purpose yards (118 rushing yards) and a career-high four TDs against Southern Illinois.
DE WAYNE DORSEY (Ole Miss) — Had three solo stops, two for losses, a sack, interception and pass deflection against Southern Illinois.
LB CAMERON LAWRENCE (Mississippi State) — Credited with 14 total tackles, 12 solos, with 3.5 for losses, a sack and forced fumble against Auburn.
TB MARCUS LATTIMORE (South Carolina) — Had 176 rushing yards on 27 carries and a touchdown against Georgia.
OT DALLAS THOMAS (Tennessee) — Part of an offensive line that saw Vols tally 531 yards of total offense against Cincinnati.
CB CASEY HAYWARD (Vanderbilt) — Had four tackles, one for loss, and returned interception 50 yards for a touchdown against Connecticut.