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Week 13 Players of the Week

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OFFENSE 

Alabama Crimson Tide Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama
• Outgained Auburn by himself with a career-best 271 rushing yards (Auburn had 260 yards of total offense).
• Carried for an Alabama record 46 times and averaged 5.9 yards per rush. • Broke free for a 25-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to extend his streak of consecutive games with a touchdown to 17 games.
• Set the Alabama single-season record for rushing yards with 1,797, passing Trent Richardson (1,679 in 2011).
• Set the single-season rushing touchdown mark with 22 in 2015.
• Accounted for six explosive plays of 12 yards or more while converting 14 first-down runs.
• Carried the ball on Alabama's final 14 plays to clinch the SEC Western Division title.
• Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week.
• Became the first Alabama running back and only the third in SEC history (Herschel Walker and Bo Jackson) to record four 200-yard rushing games in one season.

DEFENSE 

LSU Tigers Deion Jones, LB, LSU
• In final home game, led LSU with 11 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and combined with Lewis Neal on a sack in the 19-7 win over Texas A&M.
• Had 2 pass breakups and a QB hurry as the Tigers limited the Aggies to its second-lowest offensive output of year with 7 points and 250 total yards.
• Trailing 7-6 at halftime, on 6 second-half possessions LSU's defense didn't allow the Aggies inside its 30-yard line and forced 3 punts and a turnover on downs, intercepted a pass and A&M missed a 54-yard field goal.
• The 7 points and 250 total yards were the fewest allowed by the Tigers this season.

SPECIAL TEAMS

Alabama Crimson Tide Adam Griffith, PK, Alabama
• Adam Griffith nailed all five of his field goal attempts, including three from 40 yards and out, in a 29-13 win at Auburn, outscoring the Tigers 17-13.
• Hit field goals of 26, 40, 26, 50 and 47 yards and scored 17 points, which is the second most in a game in school history.
• His five field goals were the most by an Alabama kicker since Jeremy Shelley had five in the 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship Game and tied for the second most in a game in school history.
• Griffith's 47-yard field goal in the fourth quarter gave Alabama a two-score lead while his 50-yarder with 24 second remaining in the second quarter gave the Tide a 12-6 lead at the half.
• Has connected on 14 of his last 15 fields goals and 19 of 22 since starting the year 0 for 4.
• Kicked off eight times and averaged 65.0 yards per kick with seven touchbacks.

FRESHMAN

LSU Tigers Arden Key, DE, LSU
• Had best game of career with 8 tackles and 1.5 sacks in helping LSU to a 19-7 win over Texas A&M.
• Added 3 QB hurries as the Tigers limited the Aggies to 250 total yards, including 103 in the second half ... The 7 points and 250 total yards were the fewest allowed by the Tigers this season and represents the Aggies' second-lowest offensive output of the season.
• Trailing 7-6 at halftime, on 6 second-half possessions LSU's defense didn't allow the Aggies inside its 30-yard line and forced 3 punts and a turnover on downs, intercepted a pass and A&M missed a 54-yard field goal.

OFFENSIVE LINE

Tennessee Volunteers Kyler Kerbyson, OL, Tennessee
• Kerbyson helped the Vols to 523 total yards including 331 on the ground. The Vols did not allow a sack for the second week in a row.
• On his Senior Day, Kerbyson helped guide the way for Jalen Hurd's 120 yards along with Alvin Kamara with 99 and Joshua Dobbs with 93.
• The 331 rushing yards were the most by Tennessee vs an SEC team in a non-overtime game since 1994 (406 vs Vanderbilt).
• On the season, Tennessee's 2682 rushing yards are the most by the Vols since 1989.

CO-DEFENSIVE LINE

Ole Miss Rebels Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss
• Led a swarming Ole Miss defense in the 38-27 Egg Bowl victory at Mississippi State.
• Posted a team-high 1.5 sacks and four tackles.
• The Landshark defense sacked MSU QB Dak Prescott seven times, a season high for the Rebel.
• Helped hold the Bulldog offense approximately 50 yards below their season average.

Arkansas Razorbacks Deatrich Wise Jr., DE, Arkansas
• Now has a sack in four straight games, piling up seven over that stretch.
• Forced a fumble for the second straight game and third time this season on his first sack against Missouri.
• Leads the SEC with eight sacks in league play. • Only SEC player with at least 1.5 sacks in three straight conference games this season.
• His eight sacks on the year have all come in SEC action and are tied for 10th-most in Arkansas single-season history.
• One of two SEC players with multiple sacks in two straight conference games this season.
• Registered a sack in five of eight SEC games.