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Week 6: Football Players of the Week

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SEC Staff
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OFFENSE
Kerryon Johnson, RB, Auburn

  • Rushed for 204 yards on 28 carries with three rushing touchdowns. His 204 yards and 28 carries were both career highs.
  • The 204 yards, 28 carries and three TDs all came in the first three quarters of play, including 159 yards and three TDs in the first half.
  • First SEC player in the last 20 years to rush for at least three touchdowns in three straight games.
  • In SEC games only, leads the league with 122.7 yards per game and 11 rushing touchdowns.
  • Has more rushing TDs (12) on the season than nine SEC schools.

DEFENSE
Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama

  • All-America junior defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick seemed to be everywhere in a 27-19 win at Texas A&M
  • He lived up to the billing as one of the most versatile defenders in the nation, playing safety, cornerback, nickel corner and the money (dime linebacker) position.
  • He accounted for five tackles, two tackles for loss (-3 yards), forced one fumble and an interception.
  • His interception thwarted an Aggies' drive at the one-yard line and helped the Tide maintain a two touchdown advantage early in the fourth quarter.
  • Fitzpatrick also added a pass breakup and help hold the Aggies to 143 yards below their season average.

Devin White, LB, LSU

  • Led LSU with 13 tackles in the Tigers' 17-16 road win over Florida in Gainesville.
  • Added a sack for an 8-yard loss and a pass breakup in the win.
  • Batted down a Florida pass on fourth-and-three on the Gators' final possession of the game, sealing the win for the Tigers.
  • Registered his fourth straight double-figure tackle game ... Paced an LSU defense that held Florida to just 302 total yards and recorded five sacks.
  • LSU held Florida to 2-of-8 on third-down conversion attempts and limited the Gators to 54 plays and 26 minutes and 10 seconds of possession time.
  • Holding onto a 1-point lead going into fourth quarter, LSU's defense held the Gators to just 24 yards and one first down on their three fourth quarter possessions.

SPECIAL TEAMS
Daniel Carlson, PK, Auburn

  • Became the SEC's all-time leading scorer (413 points) after connecting on a 35-yard field goal in the fourth quarter of the Tigers' 44-23 win over Ole Miss.
  • Tallied 14 points (3 FG, 5 PAT), including a perfect 3-for-3 on field goals (49, 25, 35).
  • Extended his SEC-record for consecutive PATs (5-of-5) and is now 167-of-167 in his career.

FRESHMAN
Lynn Bowden, WR/KR, Kentucky

  • Led UK with 128 all-purpose yards in the Wildcats' 40-34 win over Missouri.
  • Caught three passes for 49 yards.
  • All three catches went for first downs on UK scoring drives.
  • In the fourth quarter, he caught a pass in the flat and apparently was tackled for no gain when he broke the tackle, zig-zagged all the way across the field, and broke another tackle before finally being stopped for a 20-yard gain.
  • Returned three kickoffs for 79 yards, a 26.3-yard average.

OFFENSIVE LINE
Isaiah Wynn, LT, Georgia

  • Wynn started his eighth straight game for the Bulldogs (32nd overall) and held down the LT spot during Georgia's 45-14 rout at Vanderbilt.
  • Versus the Commodores, the Bulldogs churned out 423 rushing yards, the most since 1987 when Georgia had 454 against Vanderbilt.
  • Wynn graded out at 92 percent, allowed zero hurries/sacks/hits on the Bulldog quarterbacks, posted eight "knockdown" blocks and one "flat-back" block during the team's sixth consecutive victory this year.

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

  • Wonnum played a key role, especially early in the contest, in the Gamecocks' 48-22 win over Arkansas.
  • He was credited with four solo tackles, including a tackle for loss, broke up two passes and had a quarterback hurry.
  • He led a Carolina defensive line that limited the vaunted Razorback running game to just 106 yards on 32 carries, a 3.3 average.
    Arkansas entered the game averaging 205 rushing yards per game.