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SEC Players of the Week: Week 1

Surprises are few and far between here.

Oregon v Auburn Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

The SEC announced its Players of the Week for Week 1 on Monday.

Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa will be intertwined a lot this year, and they start off 2019 as SEC Co-Offensive Players of the Week. The LSU Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide quarterbacks were both terrific in their respective season openers. Burrow went off for an historic performance against the Georgia Southern Eagles, while Tagovailoa got it done and then some against the Duke Blue Devils.

Meanwhile, Jeremiah Dinson of the Auburn Tigers took home SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors. Dinson was integral in Auburn’s dramatic victory over the Oregon Ducks on Saturday night. Among a slew of talented players on the Tiger defense, Dinson stood out with his 13 tackles and two TFL.

And speaking of navigating the waters, Bo Nix won SEC Freshman of the Week honors. Nix tossed the game-winning touchdown to Seth Williams in the final seconds of Auburn’s epic win over the Ducks, and for his efforts, picked up the top honor for freshmen this week.

The Special Teams Player of the Week is Rodrigo Blankenship. Hot Rod, as they affectionately call him down in Athens, was terrific for the Georgia Bulldogs in their Week 1 win over. He went 3-for-3 on field goals, including a booming 50-yarder.