The SEC had many star players in Week 1 who helped lead their team to victory by making game changing plays and carrying their teams on their back in some cases. Monday, the SEC announced its Players of the Week, per SEC Digital Network, and it's no surprise who made the list.
The headline of the list is Georgia running back Todd Gurley. Even though the Bulldogs lost to Clemson, he had his best of game of his career, rushing for 154 yards on 12 carries and scoring two touchdowns. He had three runs of 20 or more yards and topped the 100-yard mark for the 10th time in his career.
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Alabama's Christion Jones also made the list on special teams. He was the savior in the defending national champions win over Virginia Tech. He had two special teams' touchdowns and a 38-yard touchdown reception on offense. Without him stepping up the way he did, the Crimson Tide would have been in a dogfight against the Hokies.
While those two players had the most memorable performances, the conference also recognized a few other players who played a key role in their team's season opener, such as LSU left tackle La’el Collins.
Collins made his first start at the position and played 79 of 80 offensive snaps. He did a wonderful job in protection against a solid TCU defensive line and helped pave the way for a Tigers rushing attack that produced 197 yards.
Trey Flowers of Arkansas was considered the best defensive lineman, Robenson Therezie of Auburn was the best defensive player and Laquon Treadwell of Ole Miss was the top freshman after his dazzling performance against Vanderbilt.
You can view the complete list and the player's accomplishments on SEC Digital Network.