Oct. 28, 2013
Jeremy Johnson is on target again for Auburn (John Reed/USA Today photo)
By Charles Goldberg
AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn quarterback Jeremy Johnson has won SEC freshman of the week honors for the second time in three weeks after being pressed into early service and helping the Tigers beat Florida Atlantic 45-10 Saturday.
Johnson threw a touchdown pass on his first play and finished hitting 10-of-16 passes for 192 yards. He threw touchdown passes of 36 and 67 yards to Sammie Coates. Johnson appeared early in the second quarter after Nick Marshall suffered a shoulder injury. Offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee said Marshall returned to practice Sunday and should be OK as Auburn works toward Saturday's game at Arkansas.
It's the third straight week an Auburn quarterback has won an SEC award. Johnson won freshman of the week after the Western Carolina game, Marshall won offensive player of the week after the Texas A&M game and now Johnson again.
Johnson has hit 27-of-39 passes for 393 yards and six touchdowns. He didn't play until the sixth game of the season.
Other SEC weekly winners were South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw, offensive player of the week; Alabama safety Landon Collins, defensive player of the week; South Carolina place-kicker Elliott Fry, special teams player of the week; Mississippi State guard Gabe Jackson, offensive lineman of theweek; and South Carolina tackle Kelcy Quarles, defensive tackle of the week.
Charles Goldberg is a Senior Writer at AuburnTigers.com. Follow him on Twitter: Follow @AUGoldMine