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Kentucky Wildcats' Jon Toth named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week

Kentucky's Jon Toth was named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his performance Saturday in the Wildcats' 20-13 win over Vanderbilt.

Toth, a senior center, helped UK rush for 258 yards against the Commodores, the most by the Wildcats in an SEC victory since 2010. He was credited for 23 blocks at the point of attack and nine knockdown blocks.

Four different Wildcats -- Benny Snell Jr., Jojo Kemp, Boom Williams and Stephen Johnson -- rushed for at least 54 yards in the win, averaging 5.0 yards per carry as a unit. It was the first time in school records dating back to 1977 that the Cats produced four backs with 50-plus rushing yards in an SEC game.

The Kentucky offensive line also did not allow a sack on the day.

Toth is considered one of the top centers in college football this season. The 6-foot-5, 310-pound senior is on the watch list for the prestigious 2016 Campbell Award, honoring the nation’s top scholar-athlete. The Indianapolis native is also currently on the watch lists for the Rimington Trophy, given annually to the nation’s most outstanding center, and the Outland Trophy, given to the nation’s best interior lineman.

Kentucky (3-3, 2-2 SEC) has an open date this week. The Cats return to action Oct. 22 at home against Mississippi State.


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