The SEC has named Tyler Wilson and Jarius Wright as Co-Offensive Players of the Week in the SEC for the games played the weekend of October 1, 2011. As released by the Southeastern Conference:
SEC FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK (Games of Oct. 1)
SEC Co-OFFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
TYLER WILSON (Watch Arkansas Highlights)
6-3 • 220 • Jr. • Greenwood, Ark.
• Wilson completed 30-of-51 passes for 510 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in Arkansas’ come-from-behind 42-38 win against Texas A&M.
• The 510 yard passing effort set an Arkansas single-game record, was the fifth-highest total in SEC history and was the most of any player in the nation this season.
• Wilson also scored on a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter to tie the score, 35-35.
JARIUS WRIGHT (Watch Arkansas Highlights)
5-10 • 180 • Sr. • Warren, Ark.
• Wright set an Arkansas school record with 281 receiving yards on a school-record tying 13 receptions against Texas A&M.
• Wright’s receiving yardage total is the second-highest in SEC history and his average per catch (21.6) is the second-highest in league history.
• The 281 yards is the second-highest total in the nation this season and the 13 catches are most in the SEC this season.
Surely the question is to come up as to whether Co-Offensive Players of the Week from the same team have happened before.
The answer is yes. Although it’s not likely a comprehensive list, the event doesn’t happen very often.
Tim Tebow and Mike Pouncey won the Co-Offensive Players of the Week on November 30, 2009.
We also located two references to teammates winning the honor in the Andy Kelly-Carl Perkins tandem at Tennessee for their games occurring on September 28, 1991 and November 24, 1990. CSTV’s Tennessee Website Record Book under SEC Weekly Honors.
As closely as we can tell, it hasn’t happened for Arkansas since entering the SEC! Congratulations Tyler and Jarius! It was another Performance of the Ages.