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Week 12: Football Players of the Week

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SEC Staff
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OFFENSE
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).

DEFENSE
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.

SPECIAL TEAMS
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.

OFFENSIVE LINE
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

DEFENSIVE LINE
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.

FRESHMAN
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).