Brown named SEC Offensive Player of the Week

ATHENS - University of Georgia senior tailback Thomas Brown has been named the Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week, according to an announcement by the league office on Monday.

Thomas Brown, a 5-8, 200-pound native of Tucker, Ga., registered a career high with 180 rushing yards on 16 carries during No. 12 Georgia¹s 45-17 win over Ole Miss. Averaging 11.2 yards per carry, Brown also tied his career high with three rushing touchdowns, including a 50-yard score in the second quarter.

Brown¹s rushing total was the most for a Bulldog since Verron Haynes recorded 207 yards against Georgia Tech in 2001 and Georgia¹s 328 rushing yards against the Rebels was the most for the Bulldogs since 1991. It was also Brown¹s sixth career game going over 100 yards and the first since he exploded for 144 yards versus South Carolina in 2005.

Through five games, Brown is tied for first in the SEC in scoring touchdowns with an average of 9.6 points a game. In addition, he is 10th in the league with an average of 78.6 yards a game.

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