Yes, you read that headline correctly. Auburn's star, Robenson Therezie, was named SEC Defensive Player of the Week on Monday. Auburn has a player who has been named SEC Defensive Player of the Week. When was the last time that happened?
Therezie had a huge night during the Tigers' 31-24 victory over Washington State. He compiled seven tackles, a pass breakup and two interceptions, equaling the number of picks the Auburn defense had in all of 2012. Incredibly, he was the first Tiger to haul in two INTs in a game since Josh Bynes in 2010 against Alabama, and he's the first member of the secondary with two picks since Walt McFadden and T'Sharvan Bell in the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day 2010.
Georgia running back Todd Gurley was named SEC offensive player of the week after compiling 256 all-purpose yards in the Bulldogs' 38-35 loss at Clemson. Alabama's Christion Jones earned Special Teams Player of the Week Honors for returning a kickoff and a punt for touchdowns against Virginia Tech.
Arkansas' Trey Flowers was named Defensive Lineman of the Week, LSU's La'el Collins was named offensive line player of the week and Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell was named Freshman of the Week.
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