Auburn Quarterback Jeremy Johnson has taken the full reigns of the Auburn offense twice this year and both times he has been recognized as the SEC Freshman of the Week. Johnson was named Monday to his second Freshman of the Week honor for his 192 yard, two touchdown performance against Florida Atlantic.
When Jeremy went into the FAU game for injured Quarterback Nick Marshall Saturday, he connected with wide receiver Sammie Coates on his first play for a 36-yard touchdown. He went on to complete 10-of-16 passes for two TD’s with one pick.
It was the fifth time, including the fourth consecutive week, this season that an Auburn Tiger has garnered South Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors.
Quarterback Nick Marshall was recognized last week as the Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Tigers 45-41 victory over Texas A&M. Robenson Therezie was name the SEC Defensive Player of the Week after the Washington State game. And the weeks after that Defensive End Carl Lawson and then QB Johnson were named the SEC’s Freshman of the Week.
Offensive Coordinator Rhett Lashlee said the offense, “Didn’t miss a beat,” with Jeremy in the line up. That’s particularly reassuring for an Auburn team that has to play two SEC road games before returning home to finish out against the Tigers two biggest rivals.
Congratulations Jeremy and War Eagle!
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