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Week 11: Football Players of the Week

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SEC Staff
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OFFENSE
Kerryon Johnson, RB, Auburn

· Rushed for 167 yards, the most by an Auburn player against Georgia since Kenny Irons had 179 in 2005, while leading Auburn to a 40-17 win over the #1 ranked Bulldogs.

· Also had two catches for 66 yards and a touchdown, giving him 233 all-purpose yards.

· It was the most rushing yards by an Auburn player against a Top 5 team since Tre Mason had 195 against #1 Florida State in the 2013 national championship game.

· It was Johnson's ninth 100-yard rushing performance of his career as he topped the 1,000-yard rushing season mark (1,035). He also topped 2,000 yards for his career (2,138), becoming the 18th Auburn player to accomplish the feat.

· Has scored 16 touchdowns (14 rush, 2 rec) in SEC games which is tied with Cam Newton (2010) and Tim Tebow (2007) for the most in conference play since 2000.

DEFENSE
Devin White, LB, LSU

· Led LSU with 14 tackles, one shy of tying his career-high, in 33-10 win over Arkansas.

· Had a half-tackle for a loss and a QB hurry in the victory as the Tigers limited the Razorbacks to 318 total yards.

· Tied at 7-7 at halftime, LSU held the Razorbacks to only a field goal in the second half as the Tigers outscored the Hogs, 26-3, over the final two quarters.

· Had his sixth double-digit tackle game and ran his SEC leading tackles total to 103, an average of 10.3 a contest.

SPECIAL TEAMS
Daniel Carlson, PK, Auburn

· Perfect 4-for-4 on field goals, connecting from 54, 37, 30 and 37 yards, and was 4-for-4 on PATs (16 points for game).

· First three field goals came in the first 18 minutes of the game, giving the Tigers a 9-7 lead, which they would not relinquish.

· His fourth field goal of the game broke the SEC record for career field goals made, passing former Georgia kicker Billy Bennett.

· Broke Auburn's career PATs made record previously held by Wes Byrum.

· 54-yard FG in first quarter was the 13th 50+ yard field goal of his career.

FRESHMAN
Nick Starkel, QB, Texas A&M

· Starkel, a redshirt freshman, started for the first time since the season opener against UCLA and responded with 416 yards passing on 21-of-30 passing and four touchdowns in the first half. (Starkel did not play in the second half.)

· The passing yardage was the 9th-best all-time in Texas A&M history.

Larry Rountree III, RB, Missouri

· True freshman running back continued his outstanding rookie season by running for a career-high 155 yards with one touchdown to help key Mizzou's 50-17 win over Tennessee Saturday evening.

· Averaged 8.6 yards per rush on 18 attempts, and had arguably the key play of the game, when he raced 64 yards to the Tennessee 8-yardline with less than a minute left in the first half, and the game tied at 17-apiece.

· That gallop led to his eventual 1-yard TD run with just :18 seconds left in the half, and jump started the Tigers into scoring 33 unanswered points as they pulled away in the second half.

· Also caught one pass for 19 yards and returned to kickoffs for an average of 23.0 yards.

· His 5 rushing TDs in 2017 are the most among all SEC freshmen, and he has the 2nd-most rushing yards among SEC freshmen, with 524, trailing Florida's Malik Davis by only two yards.

· Rountree also ranks 5th in the SEC in kickoff returns, with an average of 25.2 yards per attempt.

OFFENSIVE LINE
Casey Dunn, C, Auburn

· Helped Auburn register 488 yards of total offense, including 237 on the ground and 251 in air against the nation's fifth-ranked defense.

· Paved the way for an Auburn offense that rushed for more yards against Georgia's defense since Florida in 2015.

· Part of an Auburn offense that scored 40 points, marking the sixth time in the last seven SEC games the Tigers have scored 40 or more points.

· Graded out at 91 percent with a season-high six blocks and had six blocks that led to first downs or touchdowns.

DEFENSIVE LINE
Denzil Ware, DE/LB, Kentucky

· Made three tackles, including two quarterback sacks (-13), plus a pass interception, in Kentucky's win at Vanderbilt.

· Two sacks tied his career high.

· The interception was an alert play; while Ware was rushing the QB, a teammate tipped a pass that Ware tracked down and caught.

· Had a tackle for no gain and a sack on the same possession in the third quarter, forcing a punt that set up a UK touchdown drive.

· Added another sack in the third quarter.

Marcell Frazier, DL, Missouri

· Ended his home career in style, as he notched a pair of quarterback sacks (14 yards in losses), and added two other QB pressures as #DLineZou wreaked havoc all night in the Volunteer backfield.

· Had 3 tackles overall, including the 2.0 TFLs and 2.0 sacks.

· His sack total bumped his season number to 5.5, which ranks him 12th in the SEC.