The SEC announced the Week 6 Players of the Week on Monday.
The Auburn Tigers lay claim to the Offensive Player of the Week award again. This time though, it’s not a split. Kerryon Johnson has sole possession of the award after a phenomenal week at the office. Johnson picked up 204 rushing yards and three touchdowns in the Tigers’ blowout win over the Ole Miss Rebels. All of Kerryon’s TDs came in the first half in what was a terrific performance.
For the second straight week, an Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back has the Defensive Player of the Week award. Last week it was Levi Wallace, and this week it’s Minkah Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick shared the award this week with LSU Tigers linebacker Devin White. Minkah had an INT, a forced fumble, two TFL and five total tackles in ‘Bama’s win over the Texas A&M Aggies. White, meanwhile, racked up 13 total tackles, a sack and a PBU in LSU’s win over the Florida Gators.
Auburn’s star placekicker Daniel Carlson is the SEC Special Teams Player of the Week. Carlson made three field goals and five PATs in Auburn’s win over Ole Miss on Saturday. He is now the SEC’s all-time leader in points (413) and still hasn’t missed a PAT in his career on The Plains.
Kentucky Wildcats wide receiver Lynn Bowden is the SEC Freshman of the Week. Bowden had three catches for 49 yards while also picking up 79 yards on kickoff returns. He was one of a few reasons why UK was able to defeat the Missouri Tigers in Lexington on Saturday night.