September 3, 2013 11:06:34 AM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- After helping the University of Mississippi football team defeat Vanderbilt University on Thursday, wide receiver Laquon Treadwell was named Monday the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week.
Treadwell led the team in receiving with nine catches for 82 yards in his collegiate debut. His nine catches are an Ole Miss freshman record, and the most by a Rebel since Mike Espy had nine against Auburn in 2005.
Treadwell also caught a key two-point conversion in the third quarter as Ole Miss rallied from 11 down. In one stretch that quarter, he hauled in a pass on three straight plays and four out of five.
Ole Miss will play host to Southeast Missouri State University at 6 p.m. Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
n In related news, University of Georgia tailback Todd Gurley and Auburn University defensive back Robenson Therezie were named SEC offensive and defensive players of the week.
The University of Alabama return man/receiver Christion Jones was named special teams player of the week on Monday.
Gurley ran for a career-high 154 yards and two touchdowns, including a 75-yarder, in a loss to Clemson University.
Therezie had the first two interceptions of his career to help preserve Auburn's victory against Washington State University.
Alabama's Jones scored on a 72-yard punt return and a 94-yard kickoff return in a victory against Virginia Tech University. He had 256 all-purpose yards.
The University of Arkansas' Trey Flowers was named defensive lineman of the week, and LSU's La'el Collins won offensive line honors.
n Alabama names six players of week: At Tuscaloosa, Ala., the Alabama coaching staff recognized six players for outstanding performances Saturday against Virginia Tech.
Christion Jones was named a player of the week both on offense and special teams. Anthony Steen was the other honoree on offense, while C.J. Mosley and Ed Stinson represented the defense. Landon Collins and Cody Mandell joined Jones on the special teams list.