Monday, September 12, 2011

Crowell & Boykin Honored


Georgia running back Isaiah Crowell has been named one of the Southeastern Conference Co-Freshmen of the Week following his performance versus #12 South Carolina, according to a league announcement on Monday.

Crowell, a 5-11, 215-pound native of Columbus, rushed for 118 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries (7.4 average) against the Gamecocks. He also snagged the first two receptions of his career for 40 yards, including a 17-yard touchdown from quarterback Aaron Murray.

Crowell’s scoring catch capped a 43-yard drive in which the Dawg freshman accounted for all of the yards on both of his receptions and a rush.

The SEC also honored Kentucky running back Josh Clemons with the honor. This marks the first SEC weekly honor for a Dawg this year.

Georgia senior cornerback Brandon Boykin has been named to the Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll for the second consecutive week.

The Paul Hornung Award is awarded annually to the most versatile player in major college football.

Boykin, a 5-10, 183-pound native of Fayetteville, set a school record with seven kickoff returns for 184 yards, which is third best in UGA history. He also added a pair of tackles and an interception on defense and finished with two carries for 14 yards on offense.

Through two games, Boykin leads the Southeastern Conference, is sixth in the nation and is the country’s top defender on the all-purpose yardage list with an average of 194.0 yards a game. Highlighted by a 58-yard return that helped set up the Dawgs’ final touchdown against the Gamecocks, Boykin is now the SEC’s active leader in kickoff return yards in a career with 2,107 and is No. 8 on the conference’s all-time list.

Boykin joins Florida International wide receiver T.Y. Hilton as the only two players to be named to the Paul Hornung list this season in back-to-back weeks. Hilton has combined for 551 yards (275.5 average) during two victories over North Texas and Louisville.

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