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Week 10: Football Players of the Week

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Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee

  • Hooker was spectacular in leading Tennessee to a 45-42 high-scoring win at No. 18 Kentucky as he accounted for four touchdowns and 357 yards of total offense.
  • He averaged an incredible 11.52 yards per play. It was the Vols' first ranked win on the road vs. a top 20 opponent since 2006, while the 45 points were Tennessee's most vs. a ranked opponent on the road since Oct. 7, 2006 (51 at No. 10 Georgia).
  • Hooker finished an efficient 15-of-20 for a career-best 316 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions. He also added 41 yards on the ground. Hooker fired multiple touchdown passes over 70 yards, becoming the first Vol QB since at least 2000 to achieve the feat in the same game and the only player in the SEC this season to do it in a conference game.
  • Hooker moved into a tie for the national lead in 70+ yard touchdowns on the season with four, while elevating his QB passer rating to 190.01, good for fourth in the nation.
  • He also surpassed Peyton Manning (20 in 1996) for 10th place in Tennessee all-time single-season touchdown passes with 21.

Will Anderson Jr., LB, Alabama

  • Anderson was all over the field in a 20-14 defensive slugfest victory over LSU
  • He led the Crimson Tide in tackles with a career-best 12, including eight solo stops
  • Added four more tackles for loss (-13 yards) to his NCAA-best 21
  • Added 1.5 more sacks to his team leading total of 10.5, which leads the SEC and ranks 4th nationally
  • Batted down one pass and was credited with two more quarterback hurries
  • Helped the Crimson Tide limit LSU to just 295 total yards, including 109 rushing yards

Seth Small, PK, Texas A&M

  • The senior placekicker from Katy was 4-of-5 in the field goal department making kicks of 21, 29, 37 and a long of 47.
  • He missed a 42-yard effort in the second quarter.
  • Senior PK Seth Small sailed a 28-yard field goal through the uprights midway through the first quarter for the 64th made field goal of his career, passing 2011 Lou Groza award winner Randy Bullock (2008-11) for the all-time career record at A&M.

Parker White, PK, South Carolina

  • White connected on all eight of his kicks in Saturday's 40-17 win over Florida.
  • The "Super Senior" set a career-high with four field goals made, hitting from 39, 35, 40 and 39 yards, while scoring a career-best 16 points.
  • He became the first Gamecock to make four field goals in a game since 2015.

Tyree Johnson, DL, Texas A&M

  • The senior from Washington, DC, had two tackles and both were quarterback sacks for losses of 13 yards as the Aggie defense allowed only 226 net yards on 70 plays from scrimmage against Auburn.
  • The fewest yards for Auburn's offense this season. Johnson also caused a fumble.
  • This marked the fourth straight SEC game for Johnson to tally a quarterback sack.

Cade Mays, OT, Tennessee

  • Mays paved the way and protected for a Tennessee offense that racked up 462 yards of total offense in a 45-42 win at No. 18 Kentucky.
  • The win over a ranked opponent on the road saw Mays play every offensive snap at right tackle as he did not allow a pressure, a sack, or a penalty.
  • Mays was a part of a Tennessee unit that put up 42 points - its most vs. a ranked opponent since scoring 45 vs. Northwestern in the 2016 Outback Bowl.
  • For the season, Mays has now played 418 snaps without allowing a sack.

Cam Little, PK, Arkansas

  • Connected on three of four field goals in Arkansas' 31-28 win over No. 17 Mississippi State.
  • Set career longs with field goal makes of 46, 48 and 51 yards.
  • Since at least 1997, Little is the first Arkansas kicker with three makes of 45+ yards in a game.
  • Little has made 14 field goals this year, the most in the FBS among freshman kickers.