Florida redshirt junior offensive lineman Brett Heggie was named the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his efforts in Florida’s 34-3 win over Tennessee on Saturday, the league announced Monday.
Heggie, a native of Mount Dora, notched his 11th career start Saturday and graded out a team-high 95 percent for the Gators on the offensive line, including one knock down.
Florida’s offensive line accounted for 441 total yards, including 313 passing yards and 128 rushing yards, in Saturday’s win. The Gators have thrown for 250-plus yards in all four games this year behind the offensive line’s performance up front, marking the first time since 2007 UF posted four straight 250-yard passing games.
The SEC Player of the Week selections for Week 4:
Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
Cale Garrett, DB, Missouri
Rodrigo Blankenship, PK, Georgia
Brett Heggie, OL, Florida
Derrick Brown, DL, Auburn
Garrett Shrader, QB, Mississippi State
1. Well done and congrats Brett!!!
2. “Heggie, a native of Mount Dora, notched his 11th career start Saturday and graded out a team-high 95 percent for the Gators on the offensive line, including one knock down.”
What did he knock down? I am guessing it’s a defender. Is it such a difficult accomplishment that getting only one the entire game is worthy of inclusion in the citation? Just curious. It is not a knock on Brett. I’m really proud of him and the team for winnig the award. If anything, it’s a knock on whoever wrote the citation.
3. Surprised Alabama with their roster full of 5-stars at virtually every position, did not place anyone on the list.
4. Similarly, Georgia with all their talent, only got the kicker recognized even after an impressive win against a top 10 team.
5. Noticed that these weekly awards tend to be spread around across different teams. Sometimes a school will get 2 awards for the week with the second one going to a freshman. I can’t remember ever seeing a school receive 3 awards for the week. Not sure who are on the selection committee but it makes me wonder if one of the goals is to spread the recognition around, perhaps at the expense of the best performer.
Regarding #2, that’s a good question. I guess that’s a positive stat, rather than negative, as in he allowed one knockdown on the QB. Maybe it’s on the level with a sack or interception. I don’t know, but I’d like to.
You’re probably onto something with #5. Could it be the “participation trophy” mentality creeping into college football?