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Week 6: Football Players of the Week

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SEC Staff
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.