Thanks to his career-high 203 yards rushing against the Auburn Tigers, Trent Richardson has been named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week for the third time in 2011.
Richardson will share the weekly honor with South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw who looked very impressive Saturday night as he helped the Gamecocks defeat in-state rival Clemson.
With his performance at Jordan-Hare Stadium, Richardson became the 11th player in Alabama history to rush for more than 200-yards in a single contest and the first Tide player to achieve such a feat since Mark Ingram (246-South Carolina) in 2009.
Richardson now has a total of nine 100-yard rushing games this season and currently leads the SEC in rushing averaging 131 yards per contest.
Not to be overshadowed, Alabama center William Vlachos has been named the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his performance against Auburn.
Vlachos will share the weekly honor with Vanderbilt offensive lineman Kyle Fischer who was instrumental in Vandy’s win over Wake Forest.
In respect to Vlachos, the Crimson Tide center did not allow a sack, quarterback pressure, and had no missed assignments or penalties against Auburn.
Vlachos received an offensive lineman grade of 97 percent which tied the highest percentage of any Crimson Tide offensive lineman this season.