SEC honors UF guard


Florida guard Jon Halapio was named SEC Co-Offensive Lineman of the Week on Monday.

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Published: Monday, October 15, 2012 at 10:37 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 5:12 p.m.

Florida junior guard Jon Halapio was named Co-Offensive Lineman of the Week by the SEC on Monday.

Halapio, a 6-foot-3, 321-pounder from St. Petersburg, graded out a team-high among Gator offensive linemen in Florida's 31-17 win at Vanderbilt. Gators rushed for 326 yards, averaging 9.3 yards per rush, most in an SEC game since 2008.

Other award winners from last Saturday's game:

SEC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

JOHNNY MANZIEL

Quarterback

TEXAS A&M

6-1 • 200 • Fr. • Kerrville, Texas

• Manziel accounted for an SEC single-game record 576 total offensive yards in Texas A&M's 59-57 win at No. 23/24 Louisiana Tech. His performance bettered his SEC record of 557 yards, set earlier this year against Arkansas.

• He rushed for 181 yards on 19 carries and three touchdowns and also completed 24-of-40 passes for 395 yards with three more touchdowns and an interception.

• His 72-yard touchdown run with 2:04 left in the game put the Aggies ahead 59-44.

• His offensive total is the third highest ever for an NCAA FBS freshman and he is the first player in SEC history to have more than 500+ total offensive yards in two games.

SEC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

C.J. MOSLEY

Linebacker

ALABAMA

6-2 • 232 • Jr. • Theodore, Ala.

• Mosley accounted for a team-high 12 total tackles with a sack, fumble recovery and QB pressure in Alabama's 42-10 win at Missouri.

• The Crimson Tide defense held Mizzou to just 129 total yards (31 in the first half) and just three rushing yards.

• Mosley's fumble recovery at the end of the first half ended a drive that had reached the UA 9-yard line.

• Alabama's defense allowed only a field goal (MU other points on KOR) and held Mizzou to six 3-downs-and-out possessions.

• Alabama leads the nation in all major defensive categories - scoring, total, pass, rush, pass efficiency - as well as tied for first in turnover margin.

SEC Tri-SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

ZACH HOCKER

Placekicker

ARKANSAS

6-0 • 180 • Jr. • Russellville, Ark.

• Hocker hit all seven of his PAT attempts and had six touchbacks in eight attempts in Arkansas' 49-7 win against Kentucky.

BRYSON ROSE

Placekicker

OLE MISS

5-11 • 203 • Sr. • Raleigh, N.C.

• Rose was 2-for-2 on field goals (39 & 28 yards) and hit all five of his PAT attempts as well as recording three touchbacks in Ole Miss' 41-20 win against Auburn.

CORDARRELLE PATTERSON

Return Specialist/Wide Receiver

TENNESSEE

6-3 • 205 • Jr. • Rock Hill, S.C.

• Patterson tallied 197 all-purpose yards, including a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, in Tennessee's 41-31 loss at Mississippi State.

TOBIAS SMITH

Guard

MISSISSIPPI STATE

6-3 • 305 • Sr. • Columbus, Miss.

• Graded out at 95 percent with 12 knockdown blocks, despite missing third quarter due to injury, in Mississippi State's 41-31 win against Tennessee.

SEC DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK

SAM MONTGOMERY

Defensive End

LSU

6-5 • 260 • Jr. • Greenwood, S.C.

• Montgomery had three tackles including two sacks and a forced fumble in LSU's 23-21 win over No. 3 South Carolina.

• The Tiger defense limited the Gamecocks to just 34 rushing yards and 211 total yards and held Carolina to just 3-of-13 third down conversions.

• He had a sack for an 11-yard loss on a third-down attempt for South Carolina late in the fourth quarter to help preserve the LSU victory.

SEC Co-FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK

JEREMY HILL

Running Back

LSU

6-2 • 235 • Baton Rouge, La.

• Hill tallied career highs in yards (124) and TDs (2) on 17 attempts in LSU's 23-21 win over No. 3 South Carolina.

• His 50-yard TD run late in contest gave Tigers insurmountable 23-14 lead.

• 118 of his yards came in the second half as he became the first player to go over 100 rushing yards against South Carolina this season.

JOHNNY MANZIEL

Quarterback

TEXAS A&M

6-1 • 200 • Kerrville, Texas

• See notes from Offensive Player of the Week above.

OTHER OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES FROM WEEK 7

C BARRETT JONES (Alabama) -- Graded at 92 percent with no penalties, no sacks and no QB pressures against Missouri.

QB TYLER WILSON (Arkansas) -- Completed 23-of-31 passes for 372 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions against Kentucky.

RB TRE MASON (Auburn) -- Rushed for 82 yards on 18 carries and two touchdowns and had 58 kickoff return yards against Ole Miss.

QB JEFF DRISKEL (Florida) -- Rushed for career-high 177 yards and three rushing touchdowns against Vanderbilt.

P LANDON FOSTER (Kentucky) -- Punted eight times at Arkansas for a 48.4 yard average, with four for more than 50 yards.

QB BO WALLACE (Ole Miss) -- Became first player in school history to pass, rush and receive touchdowns in the same game against Auburn.

LB BERNARDRICK McKINNEY (Mississippi State) -- Freshman tallied 14 total tackles against Tennessee.

RS MARCUS MURPHY (Missouri) -- Returned kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown against Alabama - his fourth return for a score this season.

PR/WR ACE SANDERS (South Carolina) -- Returned punt 50 yards to set up South Carolina's second touchdown against LSU.

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