SEC Players of the Week

The SEC league office has released its top performers for Week 9:


Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett: He completed 27-of-44 passes for 409 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions in Arkansas’ 49-14 win against Vanderbilt. Mallett’s 409 passing yards broke his own school record. The total was also the highest for any player in the SEC this season.


Mississippi State linebacker Chris White: He posted a career-high 15 tackles with one tackle for loss and one interception in Mississippi State's 24-17 win against Kentucky. White led a Bulldogs defense that allowed only 89 rushing yards on 43 attempts (a 2.1-yard average).


Florida punter/place-kicker Chas Henry: His 37-yard field goal in overtime was the game-winner for Florida in its 34-31 victory against Georgia. He also punted six times for a 46.8-yard average and dropped two inside the 20-yard line.

Auburn cornerback Demond Washington: He returned five kickoffs for 176 yards, including a 95-yard return for a touchdown in Auburn’s 51-31 win at Ole Miss. Washington has already broken the Auburn single-season record for kickoff return yardage. He now has 806 yards.


Mississippi State tackle Derek Sherrod: He paved the way for the Mississippi State offense to rush for 214 yards and average 5.5 yards per carry in the Bulldogs' 24-17 win against Kentucky. Sherrod finished with a 91 percent blocking grade, the seventh time he's eclipsed the 90 percent mark this season, and had five knockdown blocks.


South Carolina defensive end Devin Taylor: He returned an interception 24 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter in South Carolina's 38-24 win against Tennessee. Taylor also recovered two fumbles for the Gamecocks.


Auburn running back Mike Dyer: He rushed for a career-high 180 yards on 21 carries in Auburn's 51-31 win against Ole Miss.

Florida quarterback/running back Trey Burton: He rushed for 110 yards on 17 carries and two touchdowns, caught five passes for 35 yards and was 2-for-2 passing for 26 yards in Florida’s 34-31 overtime win against Georgia.

South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore: He rushed for 184 yards on 29 carries and one touchdown and had two catches for 26 yards in South Carolina’s 38-24 win against Tennessee.