SEC announces Players of the Week for Week 13
The SEC announced its players of the week for Week 13 of the regular season on Monday.
The offensive player of the week was Tennessee’s Jarrett Guarantano for his efforts in the Volunteers’ 24-20 win against Missouri on Saturday. Guarantano threw for 415 yards on 23-of-40 passing while throwing for 2 touchdowns as a trio of Volunteers broke the 100-yard mark, the first time that has happened in program history. He was joined on the list by Trey Smith, named the offensive lineman of the week.
On defense, LSU linebacker JaCoby Stevens won the league’s top weekly honor. Stevens finished with 3 sacks and 4.0 tackles, both career highs, as the Tigers beat Arkansas 56-20. Stevens now has 8.5 tackles for a loss and 5.0 sacks on the season to go along with 2 interceptions. Teammate Maurice Hampton was named the league’s freshman of the week after his 6-tackle effort in his first career start.
The special teams player of the week award went to Georgia’s Rodrigo Blankenship, who made all 4 of his field goals in the Bulldogs’ 19-13 victory against Texas A&M. Blankenship’s efforts were highlighted by a 49-yard field goal in the 1st half and his 190th straight extra point. He has not missed a PAT in his 4-year career with Georgia.
Auburn’s Marlon Davidson was awarded the defensive lineman of the week after notching a sack and 2.5 tackles for a loss and a total of 4 tackles as the Tigers beat Samford 52-0.