Oct. 12, 2009
University of Tennessee senior quarterback Jonathan Crompton was named the Southeastern Confernce Offensive Player of the Week following his career-high 310-yard, four touchdown performance against Georgia. In addition, he is one of four nominees for the AT&T All-America Player of the Week. Fans can text message** VOTE to 345345 on their wireless phone to opt in for the chance to vote.
Crompton completed 20-of-27 passes in Tennessee's 45-19 win against the Bulldogs. Three of his TD passes came in the second quarter and helped build a 21-12 Vol halftime lead.
For the game, Crompton had a pass efficiency rating of 212.0 and his rating for the season entering Saturday was 114.2, and for his career 107.2.
Over his last five quarters of action, dating back to the Auburn game Oct. 3, Crompton has completed 68.8 percent of his passes (33-of-48) for 491 yards with six touchdowns and one interception.
Based on outstanding performances over the weekend, Crompton, University of Kansas wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe, Ohio State University safety Kurt Coleman and University of South Carolina wide receiver Alshon Jeffery have been selected by a panel of analysts from ESPN as this week's top candidates for the AT&T All-America Player of the Week.
Fans have until 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday to submit their votes. The winner will be announced during Thursday's ESPN College Football Primetime Presented by Applebee's. Standard text messaging rates apply.
There is no limit on fan voting and each vote counts as one entry into a sweepstakes to win a trip to the 2010 Bowl Championship Series National Championship game in Pasadena, Calif. Full sweepstakes rules can be found at www.espnallamerica.com/rules.aspx.
In December, four finalists for the AT&T All-America Player of the Year Award will be announced during a one-hour special on ESPN in conjunction with the announcement of the AT&T ESPN All-America Team as selected by the Football Writers Association of America. Fans will then get a chance to say who the best player in the nation is by voting for the AT&T All-America Player of the Year through the BCS. Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Jan. 5, and the winner will be announced during the BCS National Championship game on ABC on Jan. 7.
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Other SEC honorees include:
SEC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: BRANDON SPIKES, Linebacker, FLORIDA
SEC SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: DENNIS JOHNSON, Return Specialist, ARKANSAS
SEC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: WILLIAM VLACHOS, Center, ALABAMA
SEC DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: COREY PETERS, Defensive Tackle, KENTUCKY
SEC FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: ALSHON JEFFERY, Wide Receiver, SOUTH CAROLINA