With two weeks in the books, many SEC players are coming into their own and shining above the rest. Here are three players that the Armchair staff believes earned Player of the Week honors this past week.
Deebo Samuel, South Carolina WR/KR
What has Deebo done to earn this honor? Oh only have two 97 yard kickoff returns in as many games. The kid is fast. At some point, obviously, people will stop sicking to him, but for right now South Carolina will enjoy the points that come off of his runs.
In addition, he took off for a 25 yard touchdown run and five catches for 45 more yards to add to an already successful game. If thats not worthy of a helmet sticker and player of the week honors, I don’t know what is.
Shea Patterson, Ole Miss QB
Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson was the real deal on Saturday. He threw for a school record 483 yards and a career-best 5 touchdowns against UT Martin. Obviously, UT Martin isn’t a power house program, but that is still extremely impressive.
He hit nine different receivers and was 32 of 43 for a 74.4 completion percentage. If he can do even half of that against the rest of the teams on their schedule, Ole Miss could be the real deal….or at least on offense.
Lorenzo Carter, LB, Georgia
Lorenzo Carter is a bad man pic.twitter.com/GHoQH1sbsp— blakejmorgan (@_blakejmorgan_) September 11, 2017
I’d like to preface this by saying that Carter came off the bench for this performance against #24 Notre Dame. He jumpstarted a seemingly dormant defense in a come behind victory. He finished with seven tackles, two forced fumbles, a recovered fumble and a sack.
He helped the Georgia defense hold Notre Dame to 55 total yards. All I have to say after watching the above video is wow. You go bro.