SEC announces Week 9 Players of the Week
How impressive was JT Daniels’ Georgia debut? Well, it earned the quarterback some recognition from the conference this week.
On Monday, Daniels was named the SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week, along with Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith. In his first game for the Bulldogs on Saturday, Daniels passed for 401 yards and four touchdowns, leading them to a 31-24 win over Mississippi State and becoming the first Georgia player to pass for 400 yards in a game since Aaron Murray in 2013.
Daniels transferred from USC earlier this year, but he didn’t play right away for Georgia, as he was recovering from a torn ACL that he suffered with the Trojans in the 2019 season opener.
Another Georgia player also received a weekly honor, as wide receiver Jermaine Burton was named the Freshman of the Week. He had eight receptions for 197 yards and two touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ victory.
Daniels shared the offensive honor with Smith, who had nine receptions for 144 yards and two touchdowns in Alabama’s 63-3 win over Kentucky. He now has 33 career touchdown catches, the most in a career by a wide receiver in SEC history.
Auburn defensive back Smoke Monday was named the Defensive Player of the Week, as he had a 100-yard interception return touchdown in the Tigers’ 30-17 win over Tennessee.
Here are all of SEC’s Week 9 honors:
Offense: DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama/JT Daniels, QB, Georgia
Defense: Smoke Monday, DB, Auburn
Special Teams: Grant McKinniss, P, Missouri
Freshman: Jermaine Burton, WR, Georgia
Offensive Line: Nick Brahms, OL, Auburn
Defensive Line: Andre Anthony, DE, LSU/Kyree Campbell, DE, Florida