After an exciting first weekend in college football, the SEC has released its first Players of the Week list:
Junior Alabama running back Derrick Henry took the honors in Week 1 after he racked up 147 yards and three touchdowns in Alabama’s dominating 35-17 victory against Wisconsin. Henry needed just 13 carries to produce his impressive performance.
South Carolina junior linebacker Skai Moore won the award on defense with 10 tackles and two crucial interceptions that helped the Gamecocks hold off North Carolina 17-13 on Thursday.
Texas A&M’s Christian Kirk was a no-brainer as he became the first freshman in the school’s history to gain over 100 yards receiving in his debut. When the Aggies’ 38-17 upset of No. 15 Arizona State was over, the freshman had 224 all-purpose yards, including a 79-yard punt return for a touchdown.
Sophomore kicker Daniel Carlson had one of the biggest roles in Auburn’s win against Louisville. He made a 56-yard field goal, the longest of his career, as Auburn held on to defeat the Cardinals 31-24 in the Georgia Dome.
Senior tackle Kyler Kerbyson won the honor for the Tennessee Volunteers who ended up with 604 yards of total offense in a 59-30 blowout of Bowling Green.
Texas A&M makes the list twice as junior defensive lineman Daeshon Hall rounds out the Week 1 list. He had seven tackles, four sacks and two forced fumbles in the Aggies’ win.