Georgia’s Sony Michel named SEC Freshman of the Week
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Georgia’s Sony Michel named SEC Freshman of the Week

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ATHENS, Ga. – Georgia tailback Sony Michel has been named the Southeastern Conference Freshman Player of the Week following his weekend performance against Troy, according to a league announcement on Monday.

Michel is the third Bulldog to earn an SEC weekly award this season. Senior inside linebacker Amarlo Herrera was named the Defensive Player of the Week and junior tailback Todd Gurley garnered Co-Offensive Player of the Week honors after the win over #16 Clemson in the season opener.

Michel, a native of Plantation, Fla., ran for a career-high 155 yards on 10 carries (15.5 average) and three touchdowns in the 66-0 rout of Troy. His performance included a 75-yard run, which was the longest rush for the Bulldogs since Gurley scored on a 75-yard run at #8 Clemson in the 2013 opener.

#13 Georgia (2-1, 0-1 SEC) plays host to Tennessee (2-1, 0-0) on Saturday at noon. ESPN will televise the SEC Eastern Division matchup.

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