Georgia tailback Nick Chubb has been named the Southeastern Conference Co-Freshman Player of the Week following his performance versus Vanderbilt, according to a league announcement on Monday evening.
Chubb split the honor with Florida defensive back Jalen Tabor.
This marks the fifth SEC weekly award this season for the Bulldogs. Junior tailback Todd Gurley has been named the Offensive Player of the Week twice (Clemson, Tennessee), senior inside linebacker Amarlo Herrera has been named the Defensive Player of the Week once (Clemson) and freshman tailback Sony Michel has also been named the Freshman Player of the Week (Troy).
Chubb, a native of Cedartown, Ga., relieved Gurley and went for a career-high 78 yards on eight carries (9.8 average) and scored a touchdown against the Commodores. His performance included a 33-yard scoring run that put the Bulldogs up 44-17 in the fourth quarter.
On the year, Chubb is Georgia’s second-leading rusher with 224 yards on 31 carries (7.2 average) and two touchdowns. He also has three catches for 31 yards and a score in the receiving game so far in 2014.
No. 10 Georgia (4-1, 2-1 SEC) travels to Columbia, Mo., to face No. 23 Missouri (4-1, 1-0). CBS will televise the game at 12 p.m. ET.
Courtesy of UGA Sports Communications