SEC names Players of the Week - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

SEC names Players of the Week

Posted: Updated:

The Southeastern Conference announced its Players of the Week today and after a dreadful showing against Towson, no LSU player made the list.

SEC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

JOHNNY MANZIEL

Quarterback

TEXAS A&M

6-1 • 200 • Fr. • Kerrville, Texas

• Manziel set an SEC and Texas A&M record with 557 total offensive yards in the Aggies' 58-10 win against Arkansas.

• He accounted for a school record 453 passing yards on 29-of-38 passing with three TDs and no interceptions, and also rushed for 104 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown.

• Manziel's total offense and passing yardage total is the most by a freshman in FBS this season.

• Manziel threw to 12 different Aggie receivers against the Razorbacks.

• Through the first four games (all starts) of his career this season, Manziel has attempted 124 passes without an interception.

SEC Co-DEFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

SANDERS COMMINGS

Cornerback

GEORGIA

6-2 • 216 • Sr. • Augusta, Ga.

• Commings tallied five tackles (four solos) and had a pair of interceptions in the final six minutes of the game to help Georgia defeat Tennessee, 51-44. His first pick was near midfield at the six-minute mark and his second preserved the UGA win with seven seconds left in the game.

DENZEL NKEMDICHE

Linebacker

OLE MISS

5-11 • 203 • Fr. • Loganville, Ga.

• Nkemdiche had 11 tackles, three for losses including a sack, two forced fumbles in Ole Miss' 33-14 loss at Alabama. The Rebel defense limited the Crimson Tide to season lows in points and yards.

SEC Co-SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

CRISTION JONES

Return Specialist / Wide Receiver

ALABAMA

5-11 • 185 • So. • Adamsville, Ala.

• Jones returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown in Alabama's 33-14 win over Ole Miss. The TD is the eighth longest return in school history and gave the Tide a 13-7 2nd-quarter lead. For the game, Jones had 161 all-purpose yards, 142 on kickoff returns and 19 receiving yards on two catches.

MARCUS MURPHY

Return Specialist / Tailback

MISSOURI

5-9 • 185 • So. • DeSoto, Texas

• Murphy returned a punt 66 yards for a touchdown in Missouri's 21-16 win at Central Florida. The TD put the Tigers ahead 14-10 midway through third quarter. For the game, he had three punt returns for 70 yards and a 33-yard kickoff return.

SEC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK

JAKE MATTHEWS

Tackle

TEXAS A&M

6-5 • 305 • Jr. • Missouri City, Texas

• Matthews helped keep quarterback Johnny Manziel sack-free against Arkansas, allowing the freshman signal-caller to break SEC and school records in Texas A&M's 58-10 win.

• Matthews was part of an offense that gained 716 total yards; 498 through the air and 218 on the ground.

• Only two of Texas A&M's 79 offensive plays were for lost yardage for minus 3 yards.

• Matthews was not flagged and graded out the best of the Texas A&M offensive linemen against Arkansas.

SEC DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK

JADEVEON CLOWNEY

Defensive End

SOUTH CAROLINA

6-6 • 256 • So. • Rock Hill, S.C.

• Clowney was credited with four tackles, including 2.5 for losses with a sack, in South Carolina's 38-17 win at Kentucky.

• Carolina limited Kentucky to just 70 yards in the second half after yielding 173 in the first half.

• Clowney's sack came on a 3rd down play forcing the Wildcats to punt.

• Kentucky had seven second-half possessions with four ending in punts, two in interceptions and one when the clock ran out at the end of the game.

SEC FOOTBALL TRI-FRESHMEN OF THE WEEK

TODD GURLEY

Tailback

GEORGIA

6-1 • 218 • Tarboro, N.C.

• Gurley rushed for 130 yards and 3 TDs including a 51-yard run in Georgia's 51-44 win over Tennessee.

KEITH MARSHALL

Tailback

GEORGIA

5-11 • 216 • Raleigh, N.C.

• Marshall rushed for 164 yards on 10 carries and 2 TDs and also caught a 15-yard pass in Georgia's 51-44 win over Tennessee.

JOHNNY MANZIEL

Quarterback

TEXAS A&M

6-1 • 200 • Fr. • Kerrville, Texas

• See above for information on Manziel's efforts vs. Arkansas.

OTHER OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES FROM WEEK 5

CB AMARI COOPER (Alabama) -- Freshman led the Tide with eight catches for 84 yards and two touchdowns against Ole Miss.

CB DEE MILLINER (Alabama) -- Recorded four interceptions with an interception, four pass deflections and a half-sack against Ole Miss.

RB KNILE DAVIS (Arkansas) -- Rushed for team-high 65 yards on 18 carries and also caught a 64-yard touchdown pass against Texas A&M.

LB ALVIN DUPREE (Kentucky) -- Logged nine tackles, including 1.5 sacks (-10 yards), against South Carolina.

WR ODELL BECKHAM, JR. (LSU) -- Caught five passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns against Towson.

CB E.J. GAINES (Missouri) -- Had career-best 13 tackles against Central Florida. In fourth quarter, had two tackles for loss and a forced fumble.

DT SHELDON RICHARDSON (Missouri) -- Registered nine tackles, two for losses including a sack, and a QB pressure against Central Florida.

TB MARCUS LATTIMORE (South Carolina) -- Rushed for 120 yards on 23 carries and two touchdowns against Kentucky.

SPUR DeVONTE HOLLOMAN (South Carolina) -- Had six tackles (all solos) with two for losses, including a sack, against Kentucky.

RB RAJION NEAL (Tennessee) -- Rushed for 107 yards on 23 carries and a touchdown while catching 5 passes for 53 yards and a touchdown against Georgia.

DB BYRON MOORE (Tennessee) -- Returned an interception for a touchdown and had six total tackles against Georgia.

  • Southeastern ConferenceMore>>

  • LIVE BLOG: 2014 SEC Media Days, Day 4

    LIVE BLOG: 2014 SEC Media Days, Day 4

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:27 AM EDT2014-07-17 13:27:58 GMT

    Welcome to Raycom News Network's live blog from SEC Media Days in Hoover, AL.

    Welcome to Raycom News Network's live blog from SEC Media Days in Hoover, AL.

  • Hot Reads: Ranking the defenses in the SEC

    Hot Reads: Ranking the defenses in the SEC

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-07-16 16:55:17 GMT

    With offenses becoming increasingly explosive, plugging the holes is more imperative than ever. It's no surprise Alabama and Florida top the list, but the rest of the rankings may surprise you.

    With offenses becoming increasingly explosive, plugging the holes is more imperative than ever. It's no surprise Alabama and Florida top the list, but the rest of the rankings may surprise you.

  • LIVE BLOG: 2014 SEC Media Days, Day 2

    LIVE BLOG: 2014 SEC Media Days, Day 2

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 9:05 AM EDT2014-07-15 13:05:33 GMT

    Welcome to Raycom News Network's live blog from SEC Media Days in Hoover, AL.

    Welcome to Raycom News Network's live blog from SEC Media Days in Hoover, AL.

Powered by WorldNow

5600 Avenue A
Lubbock, TX. 79404

FCC Public File
publicfile@kcbd.com
806-744-1414
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KCBD. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.