Georgia’s Nick Chubb awarded Sixth SEC weekly honor
ATHENS, Ga. – Georgia freshman tailback Nick Chubb has been named the Southeastern Conference Freshman Player of the Week for the fifth time following the Bulldogs’ 55-9 victory over Charleston Southern, according to a league announcement.
Chubb has garnered the SEC Freshman Player of the Week award five times this season and was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week following his performance during the Arkansas win.
This marks the 13th SEC weekly award this season for the Bulldogs. Junior tailback Todd Gurley has been named the Offensive Player of the Week twice, senior inside linebacker Amarlo Herrera and senior STAR Damian Swann have each been named the Defensive Player of the Week once, freshman tailback Sony Michel has also been named the Freshman Player of the Week, freshman OLB Lorenzo Carter has earned one Defensive Lineman of the Week award and freshman Isaiah McKenzie has earned the Special Teams Player of the Week honor once in addition to Chubb’s honors.
Chubb, a tailback from Cedartown, Ga., ran for 113 yards on only nine carries (12.6 average) and scored twice in just two quarters against the Buccaneers. His performance included an 83-yard touchdown run, which is the eighth longest scoring run in school history and third longest in Sanford Stadium for the Bulldogs. Currently, he is second in the SEC in both yards per game (104.7) and total rushing yards (1,152) in 2014.
Chubb has started the last six games and has 928 yards on 130 carries (7.1 average) and nine rushing touchdowns in that span. He is the first Bulldog to rush for at least 100 yards in six consecutive contests since Herschel Walker had 11 in a row, counting the Sugar Bowl, as a junior in 1982. Walker had only four in a row (eight total counting the bowl game) as a freshman in 1980 before surpassing the 100-yard mark in all 11 regular season games of the 1981 season as a sophomore.
This year, Chubb became the 12th Bulldog in school history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a season and first freshman to accomplish the feat since Todd Gurley in 2012 (1,385). The Bulldogs have gone 5-1 during Chubb’s starting streak, including beating #23 Missouri and #9 Auburn by a combined score of 68-7.
The AP No. 8/USA Today No. 9 Bulldogs (9-2, 6-2 SEC) play host to No. 16/15 Georgia Tech (9-2, 6-2 ACC) in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Nov. 29. The SEC Network will televise the game at 12 p.m.