WATKINS NAMED SEC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
Senior Right Tackle Honored for Performance vs. ECU
(September 5, 2011) – University of South Carolina senior offensive
right tackle Rokevious Watkins has been selected as the Southeastern
Conference’s Offensive Lineman of the Week, it was announced by the
league office today.
Watkins, a 6-4, 340-pounder from Fairburn,
Ga., started at right tackle for the first time in his career after
playing guard in 2010. He helped the Gamecock offense generate 351
yards of total offense in a 56-37 win over East Carolina. The senior
lineman graded out at 87 percent, with eight knockdowns, four pancakes,
no sacks and no quarterback pressures allowed. Carolina had just one
lost yardage play in the contest.
In other awards announced on
Monday, Antonio Allen and Ace Sanders received honorable mention
accolades for their Saturday night performances from the College
Football Performance Awards, while Allen and Marcus Lattimore were
selected by CollegeSportsMadness.com as the SEC Defensive and Offensive
Players of the Week, respectively.
The Gamecocks are back on the
practice fields tonight at 6:30 p.m. as they begin preparation for
Saturday’s SEC opener at Georgia. Game time is set for 4:30 p.m. and
the contest will be televised nationally on ESPN with Sean McDonough,
Matt Millen and Heather Cox describing the action.