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Week 12: Football Players of the Week

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SEC Staff
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Ja'Marr Chase, WR, LSU

  • Became LSU's single-season leader in receiving TDs with 13 on Saturday vs. Ole Miss.
  • Caught 8 passes for 227 yards and 3 TDs in the win over the Rebels ... All eight of his receptions resulted in a first down and/or a touchdown.
  • Became first player in LSU history with two 200-yard receiving games during the regular season ... The 227 receiving yards was two shy of his career best and ranks as the fifth-highest single-game total in LSU history.
  • Had TD receptions of 34, 51, and 61 yards ... Averaged 28.4 yards a reception.
  • Fifth time in six SEC games he's topped the 100-yard mark ... Leads SEC in receiving TDs (13), yards (1,116) and yards per game (124.0).

Monty Rice, LB, Georgia

  • Rice led all tacklers with 10 stops, including eight solos, during the Bulldogs' 21-14 win at #12 Auburn.
  • This marked the third game of his career with at least 10 tackles and the fourth time he has led Georgia this year.
  • Rice anchored a defense that held Auburn scoreless for three quarters as they ran a total of 86 plays, which is the most an opponent has run against UGA in the Kirby Smart era.
  • Rice and the defense held yet another team under 100 yards rushing and allowed just the first rushing touchdown of the year through 10 games.

Jake Camarda, P, Georgia

  • Posted a 50.7 Avg per punt on 11 attempts during the 21-14 win over #12 Auburn.
  • Had 4 inside the 20 Yd Line. and 2 punts over 60 yds.
  • Also has 4 punts over 50 yds during the teams 9th victory of the year.

Colton Prater, C, Texas A&M

  • Senior center played perhaps his best game of his career helping the Texas A&M offense rush for 319 yards net on 46 attempts for an average of 6.9 per rush.
  • The rushing total was second for Texas A&M in all SEC games. Two of the rushes resulted in touchdowns including a one-yard plunge by Kellen Mond right over the back side of Prater.
  • Texas A&M had two running backs with over 100 yards rushing in the game.
  • The line allowed two sacks, both coming off of the edges, but allowed Mond to connect on 20-of-33 passes for 221 yards in the air including one touchdown pass.

Drake Jackson, C, Kentucky

  • Graded at 90 percent in Kentucky's 38-14 win at Vanderbilt
  • Had nine knockdown blocks and 27 blocks at the point of attack
  • Did not allow any quarterback sacks or pressures and did not have any missed assignments or penalties
  • Kentucky piled up a season-high 528 yards, featuring five consecutive touchdown drives
  • Helped Kentucky run for 401 yards, most for the Wildcats since 2016, and four rushing touchdowns

Jonathan Greenard, DL, Florida

  • Greenard posted a team-high six tackles, including five tackles for a loss of 23 yards, and two sacks for a loss of 12 yards in Saturday's win over the Tigers to conclude the SEC slate.
  • Greenard's five tackles for loss marked the most by a Gator in a game since 2000.
  • He also added one quarterback hurry in the victory, as he led a Gators' defensive unit that held Missouri to just 256 total yards of offense.
  • Additionally, the Gators' defense has held opposing teams from the end zone for two consecutive games now.

John Rhys Plumlee, QB, Ole Miss

  • Produced an historic rushing performance with 212 yards and four TDs against top-ranked LSU.
  • It was the most rushing yards by an Ole Miss quarterback in a single game, passing Norris Weese's 178 rushing yards set in 1972.
  • The 212 yards were also the most rushing yards ever in a single game by a Rebel freshman.
  • Marked just the fifth SEC quarterback over the last 20 season with four rushing TDs (Nick Fitzgerald [2x], Cam Newton, Tim Tebow and Jesse Palmer).
  • Became the first QB to rush for at least 200 yards against the AP No. 1 team since Vince Young did it in the 2006 Rose Bowl vs. USC.
  • Is the first quarterback to rush for 200+ yards on LSU since Cam Newton in 2010.
  • The last time an Ole Miss player rushed for four or more touchdowns was Dexter McCluster vs. Tennessee in 2009.
  • Extended his freshman rushing touchdown record (11), as well as his freshman overall TD record (15).