Following an entertaining slate of games in Week 4 inside the SEC, the conference has released its players of the week honors for the weekend. The conference’s slate of games included five intra-conference matchups. Alabama, Georgia, Arkansas, Florida, Auburn, LSU, and Kentucky came away with wins during Week 4 in the SEC.
SEC Week 4 offensive honors
Offensive Players of the Week: Quarterback Emory Jones, Florida, wide receiver Treylon Burks, Arkansas
Jones had a very productive game in Florida’s 38-14 victory over Tennessee. He set career highs with 209 passing yards, 21 completions, and 144 rushing yards. In doing so, Jones becomes the first Florida player to pass for 200 yards and run for 100 yards in a single game since Tim Tebow in 2009. Jones led the entire SEC in rushing yards in Week 4.
Burks, meanwhile, had six yards and 167 yards, both season highs, in addition to a touchdown in Arkansas’ 20-10 victory over No. 7 Texas A&M. The performance was his sixth career 100-yard receiving game. Burks’ touchdown was an 85-yard strike, and he currently sits second in the SEC in receiving yards.
Offensive Lineman of the Week: Luke Fortner, Kentucky
Fortner is becoming a staple as part of the weekly SEC awards. Kentucky ran all over South Carolina in the 16-10 victory with 230 yards on the ground. Fortner graded out at 84 percent with no missed assignments and no sacks or quarterback pressures allowed.
SEC Week 4 defensive honors
Defensive Player of the Week: Linebacker Damone Clark, LSU
LSU made a change to its defensive scheme, moving to a 3-2-6 to take away the explosiveness from Mississippi State’s offense. This helped Clark total a career high 15 tackles in the victory. Clark also recovered a fumble and returned if 35 yards, setting up an LSU touchdown. LSU held Mississippi State to 5.5 yards per play.
Defensive Lineman of the Week: Defensive end Tre Williams, Arkansas
Arkansas played lights out on defense, holding Texas A&M to 10 points in a 20-10 victory. Williams had four tackles, two sacks, and three quarterback hurries in the win. In the performance, Williams tied his previous career highs in quarterback hurries, sacks, and tackles for loss. The Aggies only had 272 total yards, a season low. Williams had a defensive grade of 85.0 according to Pro Football Focus.
SEC Special Teams/Freshman honors
Special Teams Player of the Week: Returner Jameson Williams, Alabama
Williams had an electric game in Alabama’s big victory on Saturday. He returned two kickoffs for a touchdown, becoming the first Alabama player to do so in a single game. The first return was over 100 yards, and the second was 83 yards. In total, Williams returned three kicks for 177 yards. He also added an 81-yard touchdown reception.
Freshman of the Week: Tight end Brock Bowers, Georgia
For the fourth consecutive win, Bowers led Georgia in receiving with four catches, 69 yards, and two touchdowns. He also had a 12-yard rushing touchdown. Bowers is the first player at Georgia to score three touchdowns in a game since Sony Michel in 2017. Bowers leads Georgia with 18 receptions, 272 yards, and five scores on the year.