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    SEC Football Players Of The Week

    SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK (Games of Oct. 6, 2012)

    SEC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
    MIKE GILLISLEE (View Florida Highlights)
    Running Back
    FLORIDA
    5-11 • 201 • Sr. • Deland, Fla.


    • Gillislee rushed for 146 yards on 34 carries and two touchdowns in Florida’s 14-6 win over LSU.
    • Both of his touchdowns came in the second half to help the Gators overcome a 6-0 halftime deficit.  Gillislee rushed for 52 yards in the fourth quarter.
    • His 146 yards was the most against LSU since Arkansas’ Knile Davis ran for 152 yards on Nov. 27, 2010.
    • His 34 carries is tied for the third most in school history.
    • Gillislee is currently the SEC’s leading rusher and has had three 100+ yardage games this season.

    SEC Co-DEFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
    MATT ELAM (Watch Florida Highlights)
    Defensive Back
    FLORIDA
    5-10 • 210 • Jr. • Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.


    • Elam’s forced fumble late in the fourth quarter against LSU changed the momentum of the game and helped Florida to a 14-6 win over LSU.  He also tallied a team-high seven solo tackles with one for a two-yard loss.  The Gator defense held LSU to 33 consecutive snaps without a first down.

    KEVIN MINTER (Watch LSU Highlights)
    Linebacker
    LSU
    6-2 • 245 • Jr. • Suwanee, Ga.


    • Minter tallied 20 total tackles including a school-record 17 solo stops in the Tigers’ 14-6 loss at Florida.  He had three tackles for loss (-17 yards), including two sacks (-16 yards) and a forced fumble.  The 20 total tackles is an SEC-best this season.

    SEC Co-SPECIAL TEAM PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
    ACE SANDERS (Watch South Carolina Highlights)
    Return Specialist / Wide Receiver
    SOUTH CAROLINA
    5-8 • 175 • Jr. • Bradenton, Fla.


    • Sanders returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown that gave South Carolina an insurmountable 21-0 advantage en route to a 35-7 win over Georgia.  It was Sanders’ second career punt return for a touchdown.

    RICHARD KENT (Watch Vanderbilt Highlights)
    Punter
    VANDERBILT
    6-2 • 198 • Sr. • Marietta, Ga.


    • Kent averaged 45.2 yards on six punts with two inside the Missouri-20 yard line in Vanderbilt’s 19-15 win at Missouri.  Facing a Tiger squad that had returned three punts for TDs already this season, Kent enjoyed a net average of 44.9 yards, allowing just one return for three yards by the Tigers.

    SEC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
    T.J. JOHNSON
    (Watch South Carolina Highlights)
    Center
    SOUTH CAROLINA
    6-6 • 319 • Sr. • Aynor, S.C.


    • Johnson graded out at 86 percent against Georgia with seven knockdowns and no quarterback pressures in South Carolina’s 35-7 win against Georgia.
    • The Gamecocks amassed 230 yards rushing and 162 yards passing against the Bulldogs.
    • Carolina had just four loss yardage plays (-13 yards) on 61 snaps against Georgia including one sack (-9 yards).

    SEC DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
    TREY FLOWERS (Watch Arkansas Highlights)
    Defensive End
    ARKANSAS
    6-4 • 243 • So. • Huntsville, Ala.


    • Flowers registered 3.5 tackles for loss (all sacks), two quarterback pressures and five tackles (all career highs) in Arkansas’ 24-7 win at Auburn.
    • His sack total is the highest single-game total in the SEC this season and tied for fourth in NCAA FBS this season.
    • Arkansas finished the game with eight sacks, tied for the single-game high this season in the SEC and second highest in NCAA FBS this season.
    • The Razorbacks forced five turnovers, most for the Hogs since 2007, and allowed just 40 yards rushing, lowest total allowed by an SEC defense in a conference game this season.

    SEC Co-FRESHMEN OF THE WEEK
    BERNARDRICK McKINNEY (Watch Mississippi State Highlights)
    Linebacker
    MISSISSIPPI STATE
    6-5 • 235 • Tunica, Miss.


    • McKinney posted a career-best 12 total tackles with 10 solo stops in Mississippi State’s 27-14 win at Kentucky.  He also tallied a tackle for loss and two pass deflections.  He helped a Bulldog defense that held nine of 12 Kentucky possessions to 20-yards-or-less and forced five 3-and-outs.

    JOHNNY MANZIEL (Watch Texas A&M Highlights)
    Quarterback
    TEXAS A&M
    6-1 • 200 • Kerrville, Texas


    • Manziel rushed for 129 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown while completing 17-of-26 passes for 191 yards with another score and 2 INTs in Texas A&M’s 30-27 win at Ole Miss.  Manziel engineered two scoring drives in final half of 4th quarter to put the Aggies in the win column.

    OTHER OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES FROM WEEK 6

    P DYLAN BREEDING (Arkansas) -- Averaged career-high 51.0 yards on five punts against Auburn.

    WR EMORY BLAKE (Auburn) -- Caught 10 passes for 118 yards and a touchdown against Arkansas.

    OT XAVIER NIXON (Florida) -- Anchored Gator offensive line that ran the ball last 25 plays of game while UF converted 7-of-14 third downs in game.

    NT JOHN JENKINS (Georgia) -- Had career-high eight tackles and blocked a field goal against South Carolina.

    LB AVERY WILLIAMSON (Kentucky) -- Had game-high 13 total tackles with a fumble recovery and QB pressure against Mississippi State.

    SAF CODY PREWITT (Ole Miss) -- Had six total tackles, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and interception against Texas A&M.

    QB TYLER RUSSELL (Mississippi State) -- Completed 23-of-39 passes for 269 yards and two touchdowns against Kentucky.

    RB KENDIAL LAWRENCE (Missouri) -- Rushed for game-high 92 yards on 21 carries against Vanderbilt.

    TB MARCUS LATTIMORE (South Carolina) -- Carried the pigskin 24 times for 109 yads and a touchdown against Georgia.

    LB SEAN PORTER (Texas A&M) -- Had eight tackles (six solos) and a QB pressure against Ole Miss.

    RB ZAC STACY (Vanderbilt) -- Scored two touchdowns on 29 carries with 72 yards and also completed a 24-yard pass against Missouri.