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Jalen Hurts, Justin Evans headline SEC Players of the Week


It was a pretty good week of football for the SEC this past weekend and there were some pretty dominant performances on the field. Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts and Texas A&M defensive back Justin Evans headlined the conference’s Player of the Week awards announced on Monday.

Hurts had a pretty good game for the Crimson Tide as he was 19-31 with 158 yards and had 146 yards on 18 carries. He helped stage a 24-point comeback against the Ole Miss Rebels.

Evans lined up at safety for the Aggies against the Auburn Tigers. He helped Texas A&M to a 29-16 win, which bolstered the Aggies into the AP top ten, after he recorded 12 tackles, 10 of which were solo.

Alabama safety Eddie Jackson and LSU punter Josh Growden were named Co-SEC Special Teams Players of the Week. Jackson returned a punt 85 yards for a touchdown, his first, while Growden had his best career game with the Tigers as he averaged 49.2 yards per punt against Mississippi State.

Congrats to all of this past weekend’s winners.

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Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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