Auburn Defensive End Cory Lemonier sacks Florida Quarterback Jeff Driskel in the second half of Auburn – Florida game October 15, 2011.
Two Auburn sophomores received ‘SEC Player of the Week’ honors today for their performance in the Tigers 17-6 victory over Florida Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Florida native and Defensive End Cory Lemonier was named Co-Defensive Player of the Week along with South Carolina Safety D.J. Swearinger. Cory was a beast for the Auburn ‘D’ all night long. He had four quarterback hurries, two sacks, six tackles, and three tackles for a loss including one tackle for a 30 yard Gator loss.
In addition Rivals.com named Lemonier as their SEC Player of the Week Sunday. And his performance has brought him a nomination for the Defensive Performance of the Year for the All-Star Football Challenge that will air on ESPN2 at 6 p.m. CST on February 3, 2012.
The league office also named Punter Steven Clark the SEC ‘Special Teams Player of the Week.’
Steven played a significant roll in Florida’s average field position start being at its own 26-yard line. Although he averaged a respectable 39.2 yards per punt, it was the height of his booming kicks that made his punts hard to handle by the return men. Clark’s punts resulted in two Florida fumbles and caused the Gators to have a minus -4 yards punt return average for the night.
This was the second ‘Player of the Week’ honor for Steven this year. The other selection came after the South Carolina game. Congratulations Tigers and War Eagle!