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Week One SEC Players of the Week

828 days ago
SEC staff
Photo: B.C. Romano

OFFENSE

Alabama Crimson Tide Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama

• Junior running back rushed for 147 yards and three touchdowns on just 13 carries.
• Set career highs in yards (141) and rushing touchdowns (3).
• Averaged a career-best 11.3 yards (min. 10 carries) per carry.
• Broke free for touchdowns runs of 37, 56 and 2 yards.
• Also caught two passes for 12 yards to account for 159 yards of total offense.
• Had four rushes of 10 or more yards while accounting for five first downs.

DEFENSE

South Carolina Gamecocks Skai Moore, LB, South Carolina

• Junior linebacker led the team with 10 tackles and came up with a pair of interceptions, both in the end zone, preserving the Gamecocks' 17-13 win over North Carolina.
• The Tar Heels marched down the field on their opening drive, moving 58 yards in six plays before Moore intercepted a pass in the end zone on a 3rd-and-goal play from the 7-yard line. Then with just a little over three minutes left in the contest, Moore again picked off a pass in the end zone, this time on a 4th-and-goal from the 8.
• The Gamecocks were able to run out the clock and secure the victory. Moore now has nine interceptions in his career.

SPECIAL TEAMS

Auburn Tigers Daniel Carlson, PK, Auburn

• Kicked a career-long 56 yard field goal, was a perfect 3-for-3 on PATs and all six kickoffs were for touchbacks in the Tigers' 31-24 win over Louisville.
• The field goal was tied for the third longest in school history and longest since Philip Yost's 57 yarder in 2003.
• It tied for the 13th longest in SEC history and longest in the SEC since Marshall Morgan of Georgia's 56 yarder in 2013.
• Has now kicked back-to-back 50+ yard field goals in consecutive games dating back to the 2015 Outback Bowl when he had a 51 yard field goal. He is the just the third AU placekicker with FG's of 50+ yards in back to back games.

FRESHMAN

Texas A&M Aggies Christian Kirk, WR/PR/KR, Texas A&M

• True freshman Christian Kirk was back to return for Texas A&M on the first kickoff of the 2015 season. The youngster compiled 224 all-purpose yards, including 106 receiving yards on six receptions including one touchdown for 66 yards, two punt returns for 82 yards including a 79-yard punt return for a touchdown to go along with two kickoff returns for 36 yards total including a long of 24 yards.
• It marked the first punt return for a touchdown for Texas A&M since 2012 and his weaving 66-yard TD reception iced the game in the fourth quarter.
• Kirk became the first Aggie freshman to log over 100 yards receiving in his debut game with his 106-yard receiving effort.

OFFENSIVE LINE

Tennessee Volunteers Kyler Kerbyson, OL, Tennessee

• Kerbyson headed up the Vols' offensive line which led the way for 604 yards of total offense including 399 rushing yards in a 59-30 win over Bowling Green.
• The rushing yardage total was the most since the Vols rushed for 406 yards vs. Vanderbilt in 1994.
• Tennessee had a pair of 100-yard running backs in a game for the first time since 2009 vs. Western Kentucky as Alvin Kamara (144) and Jalen Hurd (123) each broke the century mark.
• Joshua Dobbs also threw for 205 yards and was sacked just once.
• Tennessee's 59 points were the most since that Western Kentucky (63 points) game, which opened the 2009 season.

DEFENSIVE LINE

Texas A&M Aggies Daeshon Hall, DL, Texas A&M

• Playing opposite of All-American defensive end Myles Garrett, Daeshon Hall recorded seven total tackles with four of those being quarterback sacks totaling 20 yards in losses. He also forced two fumbles.
• The four sacks marked the second-best single game behind record holder Alex Morris' five sacks vs. Houston in 1987.
• The Aggie defensive recorded nine sacks on the day totaling 49 yards in losses and recorded 14 tackles for losses which is the most of the Kevin Sumlin era at Texas A&M.