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SEC Football Players of the Week: Week 2

13 days ago
SEC Staff
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Offensive Player of the Week
Spencer Rattler  South Carolina
QB • RS-So. Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Rattler completed 25-of-27 passes (92.6 pct.) for 345 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for a fourth TD in the Gamecocks' 47-21 win over Furman, the sixth-ranked team in the FCS.
  • Rattler completed his first 15 passes in the contest with TD passes of 36, 7 and 42 yards.
  • He was his best at the end of the first half when he led Carolina on a 3-play, 75-yard scoring drive in 20 seconds with no timeouts, leaving just 3 seconds on the clock.

Co-Defensive Player of the Week
Jett Johnson  Mississippi State
LB • Gr. Tupelo, Miss.
  • Led the team in tackles with 11. It was his eighth career came with 10 or more tackles.
  • The 11 tackles are a season-best.
  • He had a season-best one sack in the win over Arizona. It increased his season total to two, a team-best. His two sacks this season tie his single-season career best, which was set last season.
  • He tallied two interceptions in the game, the first multi-interception game of his career. He is tied for the SEC lead for most interceptions this season.
  • The interceptions were the first since Nov. 24, 2021. That interception came against Ole Miss.
  • He is the first Bulldog with two interceptions in a game since Emmanuel Forbes had two against Texas A&M in 2022.
  • He had a season-best two tackles for a loss in the win over Arizona.
  • Ranks 12th in the SEC in total tackles (17), but his 10 solo tackles to date are tied for 8th most.
  • Tied for 5th in the SEC in total sacks and 7th in tackles for loss.
  • Tied for the SEC lead in Interceptions (2) and forced fumbles (2).
  • Season-high PFF Defense Grade of 82.3.

Co-Defensive Player of the Week
Eugene Asante  Auburn
LB • Jr. Alexandria, Va.
  • Led Auburn in tackles for the second straight week, tallying a career-best 12 in the win at Cal, including nine solo stops.
  • Making his first career start, he also registered a TFL (1.5) and sack (1.0) for the second straight week and added two QB pressures and a pass breakup.
  • Came up with an 11-yard sack on third and 10 in the fourth quarter to push Cal to the brink of field goal range; the Bears then missed the attempt before Auburn drove down for the go-ahead score
  • Nine of his 12 tackles came in the second half, when Auburn held Cal scoreless.
  • The 10 points allowed in the game were tied for the fewest the Tigers have allowed against a Power 5 opponent since defeating Arkansas 34-3 on Sept. 22, 2018.

Special Teams Player of the Week
Caden Davis  Ole Miss
PK • Sr. Coppell, Texas
  • Was perfect on the day including a pair of huge fourth-quarter field goals to seal Ole Miss' comeback road win at Tulane.
  • Drilled a career-long 56-yard field goal with 1:53 remaining to help ice the game for the Rebels. It marked the fourth-longest FG in Ole Miss history and the longest by a Rebel since 1988.
  • Finished 3-of-3 on field goals and 4-for-4 on PATs.

Offensive Lineman of the Week
Eli Cox  Kentucky
C/OG • Sr. Nicholasville, Ky.
  • Played every snap and graded at 86 percent in UK's 28-17 win over Eastern Kentucky.
  • Recorded five knockdown blocks.
  • Allowed no quarterback sacks or pressures and had no penalties.
  • Started at right guard and also played center with all good snaps.

Co-Defensive Lineman of the Week
Nyles Gaddy  Missouri
DL • Sr. Nashville, Tenn.
  • Finished with three tackles, 2.0 for a loss along with a pair of sacks for a 15-yard loss in the Tigers' win over MTSU.
  • It is the second multi-sack performance of his career and first in a Missouri uniform.

Co-Defensive Lineman of the Week
Trajan Jeffcoat  Arkansas
DL • RS-Sr. Columbia, S.C.
  • Carded three tackles with 2.0 tackles for loss (-11), including 1.5 sacks for a loss of nine yards, in win against Kent State.
  • Recorded a career high 1.5 sacks in the victory.
  • Combined with Jaheim Thomas for a sack for a loss of seven yards on third down, forcing a Kent State field goal in the first quarter.
  • Registered a sack for a loss of five yards on third down to force a Kent State punt in first quarter.
  • Was instrumental in a goal line stand in the fourth quarter by combining with Landon Jackson for a tackle for a loss of four yards on fourth and goal.
  • Helped the Hogs control the line of scrimmage against the Golden Flashes, allowing just 26 total rushing yards on the day - the fewest by a Razorback opponent since against New Mexico State (11) in 2017.

Freshman of the Week
London Humphreys  Vanderbilt
WR • Fr. Nashville, Tenn.
  • Led all players with 109 receiving yards on four receptions at Wake Forest.
  • Posted first 100-yard game of his career.
  • Career-long 48-yard catch set up TD that pulled Commodores within 17-14 late in the second quarter.
  • Also scored Vandy's final points with fourth-quarter 30-yard TD reception.
  • Effort helped him end weekend first in the SEC and fourth nationally among freshman in total receiving yards posted thus far this season.