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Auburn football: QB Jeremy Johnson named SEC Freshman of the Week

It's the second time Johnson has won the award.

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Auburn backup quarterback Jeremy Johnson was named SEC Freshman of the Week on Monday, the league office announced. Johnson came on in relief of starting QB Nick Marshall against Florida Atlantic, and performed well enough to win the award for the second time in three weeks.

Johnson entered the game against FAU in the second quarter after Marshall left with an apparent shoulder injury. He completed 10-of-16 passes for 192 yards, two touchdowns and one interceptions, and he rushed for another 21 yards before giving way to third-string quarterback Jonathan Wallace later in the game. The Tigers went on to defeat the Owls, 45-10.

It's the fourth Monday in a row an Auburn player has garnered an SEC weekly honor. Johnson was also named freshman of the week for his performance against Western Carolina on Oct. 12, when he completed 17-of-21 passes for 201 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. Defensive end Carl Lawson was named freshman of the week after the Oct. 5 win over Ole Miss, and starting QB Nick Marshall earned offensive player of the week after the Oct. 19 upset win at Texas A&M.

Next up for Auburn is a road date at Arkansas. The Tigers and Hogs will kick off Saturday at 5 p.m. CT from Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, and the game will air on ESPN2.

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