Lee Named SEC Football Freshman of the Week

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Lee Named SEC Football Freshman of the Week

BATON ROUGE — LSU quarterback Jarrett Lee has been named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week for his performance in the Tigers’ 34-24 win over Mississippi State on Saturday.

Lee, a redshirt freshman from Brenham, Texas, completed 18 of 27 passes for 261 yards and two touchdowns in what was his first career start. The 261 passing yards were the most by an LSU freshman since 1999 when Josh Booty threw for 280 yards in a loss to Georgia.

Lee also became the first LSU freshman to go the distance and win his first SEC start since Herb Tyler helped the Tigers past Ole Miss, 38-9, in 1995.

Now four games into his freshman season, Lee currently ranks second to Florida’s Tim Tebow in the SEC in pass efficiency with a 146.51 rating. Lee has completed 45 of 77 passes for 643 yards and six touchdowns.

Other honors handed out by the SEC on Monday include quarterback John Parker Wilson of Alabama as the offensive player of the week, Auburn defensive end Antonio Coleman as the defensive lineman of the week, Kentucky offensive tackle Garry Williams as the offensive lineman of the week, Ole Miss safety Jamarca Sanford as the defensive player of the week, and South Carolina kicker Ryan Succop as the special teams player of the week.

LSU is off this weekend before returning to action on Saturday, Oct. 11 against Florida in Gainesville.