The SEC announced Week 11’s Players of the Week on Monday.
Auburn Tigers star tailback running back Kerryon Johnson is this week’s recipient of the SEC Offensive Player of the Week. Johnson’s eyebrow-raising 233-yard performance (167 rushing, 66 receiving) helped lead the Tigers to a win over the #1 Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday at Jordan-Hare. Johnson’s 167 yards were the most by any Auburn running back against UGA since a 179-yard performance by former rusher Kenny Irons in the year 2005. This was Johnson’s second time winning the SEC Offensive Player of the Week award this year.
On defense, it was LSU Tigers linebacker Devin White who took home the honors. White had 14 tackles, 0.5 TFL and a hurry against LSU rival Arkansas on Saturday morning in Baton Rouge. This is White’s third time winning the SEC Defensive Player of the Week award this season.
Once again, the much-accomplished Daniel Carlson won Special Teams Player of the Week. The Auburn placekicker was 4-4 on FGs while, hitting from 30, 37 twice and 54. He was also 4-4 on PATs in Auburn’s aforementioned blowout win over UGA. It’s Carlson’s second Special Teams Player of the Week award in 2017, having won it back in Week 6.
We have co-Freshmen of the Week as Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Nick Starkel and Missouri Tigers running back Larry Rountree III are the winners this week. Starkel threw for 416 yards against the New Mexico Lobos on Saturday night, with four TD passes in the first half. Rountree, meanwhile, rushed for 155 yards, a career-best, and got a TD in Mizzou’s blowout win over Tennessee.
This week’s Linemen of the week Auburn’s Casey Dunn and Kentucky’s Denzil Ware.