Georgia running back D’Andre Swift and offensive tackle Andrew Thomas have been awarded SEC Player of the Week honors following the Dawgs’ 34-17 win over No. 9 Kentucky.
Swift shared this week’s Offensive Player of the Week honor with Missouri quarterback Drew Lock. This is the Philadelphia sophomore’s first SEC weekly award. He rushed two touchdowns and a career-high 157 yards on 16 carries, including a career-long 83-yard touchdown run as Georgia clinched its consecutive SEC East title.
Thomas shared this week’s Offensive Lineman of the Week award with Alabama’s Jonah Williams. Thomas led an offensive line that paved the way for 444 total yards of offense and posted 34 points on Kentucky’s top-ranked scoring defense. The Lithonia (GA) sophomore and his offensive line mates also did not permit a sack as Jake Fromm completed 70% of his passes with a touchdown.
Swift and Thomas are the third and fourth Bulldogs to earn SEC weekly honors in 2018 after place-kicker Rodrigo Blankenship was recognized as the Special Teams Player of the Week following the win at South Carolina and quarterback Jake Fromm was named the Offensive Player of the Week after the Florida victory.
No. 5 Georgia (8-1, 6-1) hosts Auburn (6-3, 3-3) on Saturday in the renewal of the 123rd edition of the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry. ESPN has the 7:00 p.m. television broadcast, with Scott Howard on the radio call on Athens 960 AM/106.1 FM and Atlanta 750 AM/95.5 FM, among others.