ATHENS - University of Georgia redshirt freshman tailback Knowshon Moreno has been named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week for the second time this season, according to an announcement by the league office on Monday.
Moreno, a 5-11, 207-pound native of Belford, N.J., registered a career-high 157 rushing yards after starting the first game of his career in a 20-17 win over Vanderbilt
. After being named the first freshman captain in the modernera of Georgia
football, Moreno averaged 5.6 yards per carry after rushing the ball 28 times against the Commodores, which was the most carries since Musa Smith
had 37 carries (148 yards) in 2002. Moreno finished with 175 all-purpose yards since he also had two receptions for 18 yards.
Through seven games, Moreno leads No. 21 Georgia with 619 rushing yards for an average of 88.4 yards per game, which is seventh in the SEC (first for freshmen) and 48th in the nation. Also, Moreno has three rushing touchdowns and is second on the team with 195 receiving yards.
This is the second time Moreno has won the SEC Freshman of the Week award (Sept. 24).