For the third-straight week, the SEC has honored Auburn players.
Kerryon Johnson and Daniel Carlson were named SEC Offensive Player of the Week and SEC Special Teams Player of the Week, respectively, the SEC announced Monday.
Johnson carried the ball 28 times for a career-high 204 yards and three touchdowns in Auburn’s 44-23 victory over Ole Miss Saturday. The three touchdowns gave Johnson 11 in his last three games, and 12 total for the season, which leads the FBS.
He also became the first player in the SEC in 20 years to score at least three touchdowns in three straight games.
“[Johnson] is a warrior,” Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn said. “The thing about [Johnson], he’s one of the toughest guys we have. I don’t know of a whole lot of players that week one will be running for a touchdown and pull a hamstring bad enough where they’ve got to go down. Being able to come back later, two weeks or whatever, and be playing at the high level he is right now says a lot about him.”
Carlson, who became the SEC’s all-time leading scorer with 413 career points, finished three of three on field goals of 49 yards, 25 yards and 35 yards.
"This is something that I personally wanted to do coming back this senior year," Carlson said. "Working with Tyler Stovall and Ike Powell the last four years has been a huge help to me, and coach (Gus) Malzahn, the offense, the defense, everybody putting me in a place to do that. It’s something I’ll be bragging about until the day I die, so I’m really excited about that.”
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Johnson and Carlson join Marlon Davidson, Jarrett Stidham and Nick Coe as Auburn players honored by the SEC this season.
Auburn will look to push its winning streak to five this weekend as it takes on LSU in Baton Rouge at 2:30 p.m. CT. The Tigers will look to pick up their first win at LSU since 1999.
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