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Week 7: Football Players of the Week

33 days ago
SEC Staff
Photo: LSU Athletics

OFFENSE
DJ Chark, WR/PR/, LSU

  • Ignited Tiger Stadium with a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown early in fourth quarter that helped spark a dramatic LSU comeback in a 27-23 win over Auburn.
  • Down 23-14, Chark hauled in a Aldan Marshall punt at the LSU 25-yard line, reversed field and went untouched for 75 yards for the score.
  • Punt return was just part of big day for Chark as he led LSU with five receptions for 150 yards.
  • All five of his catches resulted in a first down, and two came on third-and-11 and third-and-15 situations.
  • Chark's punt return TD led to 13 fourth quarter points for the Tigers.
  • Finished day with 233 all-purpose yards.

Shea Patterson, QB, Ole Miss

  • Accounted for five touchdowns in leading a potent Ole Miss offense in the 57-35 win over Vanderbilt.
  • Completed 22-of-35 passes for 351 yards and four TDs.
  • Also powered into the endzone for his first career rushing TD.
  • Helped the Rebels pile up their second-most points ever in an SEC game, trailing only the 63 points against the Commodores in 1979.

DEFENSE
Devin White, LB, LSU

  • Had fifth consecutive double-digit tackle game with career-high 15 tackles in LSU's 27-23 win over Auburn in Tiger Stadium.
  • Added a sack, a pair of tackles for loss and a QB hurry in the LSU victory.
  • White led an LSU defense that held Auburn to no points, 64 total yards, six passing yards and four first downs in the second half after Auburn built as much as a 20-0 first half lead.
  • LSU trailed 17-0 after first quarter and 20-0 early in second quarter before White and the LSU defense stiffened and the Tiger offense and special teams mounted a rally.
  • The 20-point comeback was the largest for LSU in a SEC game in school history.
  • Continues to lead SEC in tackles (77) and tackles per game (11.0).

SPECIAL TEAMS
Daniel LaCamera, PK, Texas A&M

  • LaCamera was perfect with four field goals and one PAT.
  • He kicked a 46-yard field goal in the first quarter to tie the game and responded with kicks from 43, 25 and 32 yards in the second half to propel the Aggies to a 19-17 victory over the Florida Gators.
  • LaCamera's final kick came with 0:58 seconds remaining in the game, his first game-winner.
  • His parents are both Florida graduates and he had a lot of family in attendance at the game in Gainesville.

FRESHMAN
Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia

  • Fromm completed 18 of 26 passes for a career-high 326 yards and two touchdowns during Georgia's 53-28 rout of Missouri.
  • Starting his sixth straight game after relieving an injured Jacob Eason in the opener, Fromm directed the offense to 696 total yards on offense, which ranks second in school history for a single game, and remained poised as the Tigers tied the game at 7-all, 14-all and 21-all.
  • Fromm and the Bulldogs were 6-for-6 in the Red Zone, staying perfect and ranked No. 1 nationally, and held the ball for nearly 40 minutes while converting 13-of-18 third down conversions (72 percent).
  • Fromm also scored one of six Georgia touchdowns by scampering in from four yards out.

OFFENSIVE LINE
Jonah Williams, OL, Alabama

  • Jonah Williams anchored an offensive front that cleared a path for 308 rushing yards and 496 yards of total offense in a 41-9 victory over Arkansas.
  • He graded out at a team-high 92 percent in 56 snaps at left tackle and did not have a missed assignment.
  • Williams added four knockdown blocks and did not surrender a sack or a quarterback hurry.
  • Alabama averaged 7.2 yards per rush in the game and 7.8 yards per snap while the offense finished with 23 first downs.
  • Alabama had five players rush for at least 33 yards, led by Damien Harris' 125 yards. Bo Scarbrough added 65 yards on seven carries and Jalen Hurts finished with 41 yards on the ground.

DEFENSIVE LINE
D.J. Wonnum, DL, South Carolina

  • Sophomore defensive end D.J. Wonnum had another big game in the Gamecocks' 15-9 win at Tennessee.
  • The sophomore logged six tackles, all solo stops, including a pair of sacks for a dozen yards.
  • The Carolina defense held the Vols to just 253 yards of total offense, including just 120 yards after the first quarter.

Marquis Haynes, DE, Ole Miss

  • Turned in a career day and became Ole Miss' modern era leader in sacks and TFLs in the 57-35 win over Vanderbilt.
  • Posted career highs of 3.5 TFLs, 3.0 sacks and a pair of forced fumbles.
  • His eight total tackles were one shy of his career best and second-most on the team.
  • With 29.0 career sacks, he passed Greg Hardy for the most by a Rebel since 1983.
  • Also moved ahead of Derrick Burgess for the modern era lead in tackles for loss with 43.0.