Manziel named SEC Freshman of the Week

By: SEC
By: SEC

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK (Games of Nov. 23-24)

SEC Co-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MIKE GILLISLEE
Running Back
FLORIDA
5-11 • 209 • Sr. • DeLand, Fla.

• Gillislee rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries in Florida’s 37-26 win at Florida State. His 37-yard run in the fourth quarter put the Gators ahead to stay, 23-20. Gillislee becomes the first Gator to rush for more than 1,000 yards since Ciatrick Fason in 2004.

DONTE MONCRIEF
Wide Receiver
OLE MISS
6-3 • 216 • So. • Raleigh, Miss.

• Moncrief caught seven passes for a career-high 173 yards and a school record-tying three touchdowns in leading Ole Miss to a 41-24 win over Mississippi State. The 173-yard
performance ranks fourth in Ole Miss history, the most ever against MSU and the most by a Rebel since 1993.

SEC Co-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
BACARRI RAMBO
Free Safety
GEORGIA
6-0 • 218 • Sr. • Donalsonville, Ga.

• Rambo tallied eight tackles, forced two fumbles, recovered one and had an interception in Georgia’s 42-10 win over Georgia Tech. Rambo returned fumble 49 yards and interception 27 yards, both setting up Bulldog offensive touchdowns.

JADEVEON CLOWNEY
Defensive End
SOUTH CAROLINA
6-6 • 256 • So. • Rock Hill, S.C.

• Clowney set the school reord for sacks in a game with 4.5 and broke the school record for sacks in a season with 13.0 in the Gamecocks’ 27-17 win at Clemson. He totaled seven tackles, including six solo stops, and was also credited with a quarterback pressure. The sack total was also a Clemson Memorial Stadium record.

SEC Co-SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
CAREY SPEAR
Kicker
VANDERBILT
5-10 • 190 • Jr. • Mayfield Village, Ohio

• Spear was perfect on field goals and PATs, hitting field goals of 52 and 50 yards and converting on all four PAT tries in Vanderbilt’s 55-21 win at Wake Forest. Spear also had four touchbacks on eight kickoffs. He becomes the first Vanderbilt kicker to make two 50+ yard field goals in a game since 1996.

CALEB STURGIS
Kicker
FLORIDA
5-11  • 184 • Sr. • St. Augustine, Fla.

• Sturgis was perfect on three field goals and three PAT tries in the Gators’ 37-26 win at Florida State. He also had two touchbacks on eight kickoffs. The Seminoles average starting field position on Sturgis’ 8 kickoffs was its own 26 yard line.

SEC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
BARRETT JONES
Center
ALABAMA
6-5 • 302 • Sr. • Germantown, Tenn.

• Jones had the highest grade (96 percent) for any Alabama offensive lineman this season in the Tide’s 49-0 win against Auburn.
• The Alabama offensive line did not allow a sack in the game and Jones did not have any pressures, penalties or missed assignments.
• Alabama scored a touchdown on each of its first seven drives of the game.

SEC DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
JADEVEON CLOWNEY
End
SOUTH CAROLINA
6-6 • 256 • So. • Rock Hill, S.C.

• Clowney set the school reord for sacks in a game with 4.5 and broke the school record for sacks in a season with 13.0 in the Gamecocks’ 27-17 win at Clemson.
• He totaled seven tackles, including six solo stops, and was also credited with a quarterback pressure.
• The sack total was also a Clemson Memorial Stadium record.
• The Gamecocks held Clemson to 17 points and 328 yards, well below their season averages of 44.6 poitns and 535.6 yards per game.

SEC FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
JOHNNY MANZIEL
Quarterback
TEXAS A&M
6-1 • 200 • Kerrville, Texas

• Manziel completed 32-of-44 passes for 372 yards with three touchdowns and an interception and rushed for 67 yards on 12 carries and two touchdowns in Texas A&M’s 59-29 win over Missouri.
• With the effort against Missouri, Manziel became the SEC’s single-season total offensive yardage leader with 4,600 yards, breaking old mark of 4,327 yards set in 14 games by Auburn’s Cam Newton in 2010.
• Manziel is responsible for 43 touchdowns this season, which is tied for third in SEC history. He has generated five-or-more TDs in six games this season.

OTHER OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES FROM WEEK 13

SAF ROBERT LESTER (Alabama) -- Led team with five total tackles (4 solos) with an interception against Auburn.

QB TYLER WILSON (Arkansas) -- Completed 31-of-52 passes for 359 yards with a touchdown and interception against LSU.

RB TRE MASON (Auburn) -- Rushed for 82 yards on 21 carries against Alabama.

DB MATT ELAM (Florida) -- Had team-high seven tackles (all solos) with a sack and interception against Florida State.

QB AARON MURRAY (Georgia) -- Completed 14-of-17 passees for 215 yards and two touchdowns against Georgia Tech.

WR LA’ROD KING (Kentucky) -- Caught game-high 10 passes for 78 yards against Tennessee.

WR JARVIS LANDRY (LSU) -- Had eight catches for 75 yards with a 22-yard TD reception against Arkansas.

LB LAMIN BARROW (LSU) -- Had team-high 12 tackles with a forced fumble, pass deflection and a quarterback pressure against Arkansas.

DE C.J. JOHNSON (Ole Miss) -- Had three tackles including two sacks (-16 yards) against Mississippi State.

WR CHAD BUMPHIS (Mississippi State) -- Caught team-high six passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns against Ole Miss.

RS MARCUS MURPHY (Missouri) -- Had 164 return yards against Texas A&M, including 107 on six kickoff returns and 28 yards on two punt returns.

QB DYLAN THOMPSON (South Carolina) -- Completed 23-of-41 passes for 310 yards and three touchdowns and added 38 yards on 14 carries at Clemson.

QB TYLER BRAY (Tennessee) -- Completed 20-of-34 passes for 293 yards and four touchdowns against Kentucky.

LB A.J. JOHNSON (Tennessee) -- Had 14 tackles, two tackles for loss, including a sack against Kentucky.

SAF HOWARD MATTHEWS (Texas A&M) -- Had game-high 13 tackles, including one for a loss, against Missouri.

RB ZAC STACY (Vanderbilt) -- Rushed for 180 yards and two TDs on 21 carries at Wake Forest.


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