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Week 1: Football Players of the Week

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SEC Staff
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OFFENSE

Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia
• Chubb returned from a season-ending knee injury during the sixth game of the 2015 season (Oct. 10) to lead #18 Georgia over #22 North Carolina 33-24.
• He tallied his 14th game over 100 yards and his third game over 200 yards after rushing for 222 yards on 32 carries (6.9 avg.) and two touchdowns.
• Chubb leads the SEC and is second nationally in yards rushing with a performance that was highlighted by a 55-yard touchdown run for Georgia's final score that put the game out of reach for the Tar Heels late in the fourth quarter.

DEFENSE

Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama
• The senior picked up right where he left off last season with four tackles and two sacks.
• Both of his tackles for loss, which covered 15 yards, were sacks of USC quarterback Max Browne.
• Along with this four solo tackles, Allen batted down two passes at the line of scrimmage.
• Led a defense that surrendered just 194 total yards, zero touchdowns, six points and just 64 yards rushing.

SPECIAL TEAMS

Elliott Fry, PK, South Carolina

• Fry got the Gamecocks on the board with a 48-yard field goal in the third quarter, then hit on a career-long 55-yard attempt in the final minute to lift the Gamecocks to a 13-10 win at Vanderbilt in the season opener.
• The 55-yard field goal was three-yards further than his previous best, and tied for the second-longest field goal in school history.
• He totaled seven of the Gamecocks 13 points.

FRESHMAN

Jonah Williams, OL, Alabama
• Became the second true freshman to start at tackle for the Crimson Tide during head coach Nick Saban's tenure.
• Earned a grade of 85 percent from his starting right tackle position.
• He recorded two knockdown blocks.
• Helped clear a path for Damien Harris to average 15.3 yards per carry with 138 yards rushing while clearing the way for three rushing touchdowns for the Tide.

OFFENSIVE LINE

Erik McCoy, C, Texas A&M
• In his first action as a redshirt freshman offensive lineman, Erik McCoy made the calls along the offensive front and together with his offensive line kept quarterback Trevor Knight from being sacked by the 16th-ranked UCLA Bruins.
• The offensive line also cleared the way for 203 net rushing yards on the ground and three rushing touchdowns.

DEFENSIVE LINE

Deatrich Wise, DE, Arkansas
• Part of a critical third down sack in the fourth quarter during Arkansas' season-opening win.
• Now has at least a half-sack in his last five regular season games dating back to last season.
• Seven tackles equaled a career-high and tied for second among SEC defensive lineman during the first week.
• Six of his seven tackles came in the second half.