UT's Lincoln gets SEC honor

Daniel Lincoln capped Tennessee's late-game heroics Saturday with two field goals in the Vols' 27-24 overtime victory against South Carolina, and those efforts earned him SEC Special Teams Player of the Week honors.

The freshman from Ocala, Fla., booted a career-long 48-yarder with five seconds remaining in regulation to send the game to the extra period, and then hit his 27-yard game-winner on Tennessee's OT possession.

The kicks improved the SEC's leading field-goal specialist – 1.88 made per game and an 88.2 percent success rate – to 15-of-17 this season to go with a perfect 29-of-29 on PATs. Lincoln needs just one successful field goal to enter UT's season top-10 chart and is only two away from tying the school's freshman record of 17 set by James Wilhoit in 2003.

Speaking of Wilhoit, the Hendersonville product made 18-of-22 field goals during his consensus All-SEC season of 2006. Mostly forgotten is the fact Wilhoit finished the 2005 season with a streak of eight consecutive made field goals. Add Lincoln's success rate this year, and the Vols as a team now have made a whopping 41 of their last 47 three-pointers for an 87.2 percent success rate.


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