Moreno tabbed SEC Freshman of the Week

ATHENS - University of Georgia redshirt freshman tailback Knowshon Moreno has been named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week for the third 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 196 rushing yards on 26 carries for three touchdowns during No. 10 Georgia¹s 44-34 win over Troy in Athens. In addition to averaging 7.5 yards per carry, Moreno became only the 12th player in school history to have 1,000 yards rushing in a single season (he now has 1,003).

Moreno¹s rushing total against the Trojans was the most for a Bulldog since Verron Haynes recorded 207 yards against Georgia Tech in 2001. It was Moreno¹s fourth career game going over 100 yards and his third in a row after racking up a combined 541 yards during Georgia¹s three wins over Vanderbilt, No. 9 Florida and Troy. Moreno moved to the No. 2 spot on the school¹s all-time list for rushing yards for a freshman.

Through nine games, Moreno is third in the league and is second best out of the nation¹s freshmen with an average of 111.4 yards per game. Moreno had already been named the SEC Freshman of the Week twice and the SEC Offensive Player of the Week once during the 2007 season.

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