It's the second time Brandon James has won the award, winning it last year after he returned a punt for a touchdown in Florida's 59-20 win against Tennessee.
James returned four punts for an average of 23 yards per return. His touchdown was the fourth punt return for a touchdown, tying a school record set by Jacquez Green. His 74-yard return was also tied for the longest return during college football's opening weekend.
James also recorded a tackle on special teams and carried three times for 16 yards on offense.
James Honored by SEC
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