Hilliard, Mathieu Named SEC Players of the Week
BATON ROUGE — LSU freshman running back Kenny Hilliard and sophomore cornerback/return specialist Tyrann Mathieu each received Southeastern Conference Player of the Week honors, it was announced Monday morning.
Mathieu, the league’s Defensive Player of the Week, had a 92-yard punt return for a touchdown to go with eight tackles and two forced fumbles in the Tigers’ 41-17 victory over No. 3 Arkansas on Saturday.
Hilliard ran for a career-best 102 yards on 19 carries with a touchdown. He received Freshman of the Week honors.
SEC Players of the Week
Co-OFFENSE: Connor Shaw, QB, South Carolina / Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
DEFENSE: Tyrann Mathieu, DB, LSU
SPECIAL TEAMS: Ryan Tydlacka, P, Kentucky
Co-OFFENSIVE LINEMEN: William Vlachos, C, Alabama / Kyle Fischer, OT, Vanderbilt
Co-DEFENSIVE LINEMEN: Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State / Garrison Smith, DE, Georgia
FRESHMAN: Kenny Hilliard, RB, LSU