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Week 4: Football Players of the Week

27 days ago
SEC Staff
Photo: UGA Athletics

OFFENSE
Damien Harris, RB, Alabama

  • The junior running back keyed an Alabama rushing attack that piled up 496 yards on the ground, which is the sixth most in a single game in school history.
  • Harris ran for a career-high 151 yards on 12 carries for the fourth 100-yard rushing game of his career.
  • Averaged 12.6 yards per rush and accounted for 160 total yards that included one receptions for nine yards.
  • His three touchdowns were a career high while also accounting for five first-down rushes. Of his 12 carries, seven resulted in a first down or a touchdown.

DEFENSE
Cece Jefferson, DL, Florida

  • Jefferson recorded five tackles, including a team-best 1.5 sacks for a loss of five yards.
  • The 1.5 sacks was a career-best for Jefferson and he was the only member of the Gator DL to record over one sack.
  • Sacked Kentucky's Johnson on a third down in the second quarter to force Kentucky into a 48-yard field goal attempt, which Kentucky missed.

SPECIAL TEAMS
Christian Kirk, WR/KR, Texas A&M

  • Kirk returned three kickoffs for a total of 136 yards including his first career kickoff return which went for 100 yards and gave the Aggies a 40-36 lead in the fourth quarter.
  • Kirk now has six returns for touchdowns (one kickoff and five punt returns) the most of any Texas A&M player in the school's history.
  • Caught five passes for 100 yards and two touchdowns including a career-long TD reception of 81 yards. His other touchdown reception came in overtime to provide the margin of victory.

FRESHMAN
Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia

  • Fromm extended his record to 3-0 as a starter thanks to leading the Bulldogs to a 31-3 rout of #17 Mississippi State.
  • He started the game a perfect 8-for-8 for 160 yards and a touchdown in the opening half and finished 9-for-12 for a career-high 201 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Fromm began the contest with a flea flicker and after senior TB Nick Chubb tossed the ball back to him, Fromm connected with junior WR Terry Godwin for a career-long 59-yard touchdown.
  • This marked his second victory over a top-25 ranked squad in the last three weeks as he fills in for injured starter Jacob Eason.

OFFENSIVE LINE
Ross Pierschbacher, OL, Alabama

  • Ross Pierschbacher led an offensive line that dominated Vanderbilt's top-ranked defense in a 59-0 win on the road.
  • He anchored an offensive front that blocked for 496 rushing yards and 677 total yards. The 496 yards were the sixth-most rushing yards in a single game in school history.
  • Pierschbacher graded out at 90 percent and did not commit a penalty.
  • He did not allow a sack or quarterback hurry
  • Opened holes for 7.5 yards per rush, led by running back Damien Harris who rushed for a career-high 151 yards and three touchdowns. Harris averaged 12.6 yards per rush.
  • Eight different players rushed for at least 22 yards with six players going for at least 48 yards on the ground.
  • The Crimson Tide allowed just two negative plays helped the Tide average 7.3 yards per play.

DEFENSIVE LINE
Marlon Davidson, DL, Auburn

  • Had four tackles, a tackle for loss (minus 4 yards) and a 33-yard fumble recovery.
  • Davidson's 33-yard fumble return in the second quarter set up Auburn's fourth touchdown of the day, giving the Tigers a 28-0 lead.
  • Four tackles led the Auburn defensive front and his 28 production points was second among the entire Tiger defensive unit.