JACKSON, MAGGITT EARN SEC HONORS
First UT Duo To Be Honored By SEC In Same Week Since 2007
- For just the 11th time in school history, multiple players were found
on the SEC’s Players of the Week list. Senior DL Malik Jackson earned
SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week, while freshman LB Curt Maggitt was
awarded SEC Freshman of the Week honors, the league office announced
Recognized for their performances in
Tennessee’s 27-24 overtime win over Vanderbilt on Saturday, Jackson and
Maggitt became the first Tennessee duo to be honored by the SEC in the
same week since Eric Berry and Jerod Mayo in 2007.
the win, Jackson recorded six tackles, including 1.5 for a loss of 16,
a forced fumble and a pair of quarterback hurries. His forced fumble,
which was returned by junior defensive back Rod Wilks to the Vanderbilt
25, set up Tennessee’s first touchdown.
leads the Vols with nine tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks and 10 quarterback
hurries, which are the most by a Vol since Wes Brown had 12 in 2008.
earned SEC Freshman of the Week accolades after posting seven tackles,
including 2.5 stops that set the Commodores back six yards. His 2.5
tackles for loss were the most in a game by a Vol this season.
49 total tackles, Maggitt is fourth on the Vols and second among all
SEC freshmen. Additionally, his 5.5 TFLs rank third on the team.
West Palm Beach, Fla., native is UT’s second SEC Freshman of the Week
honoree this season. Fellow linebacker A.J. Johnson earned the award
for his performance against Alabama. It marks the first time Tennessee
has had multiple rookies win the award in a single season.