AUBURN, Ala. — Another Monday, another award for an Auburn quarterback.
For the third consecutive week, a Tiger signal-caller was recognized by the SEC. On Monday the league announced Jeremy Johnson won Freshman of the Week honors, the second time he has earned that designation this season. Johnson's award came on the heels of his performance in Saturday's 45-10 victory over Florida Atlantic, which saw him complete 10 of 16 passes for 192 yards and two touchdowns. He stepped in for injured starter Nick Marshall, who left the game less than a minute into the second quarter with a shoulder injury.
On his first play from scrimmage, Johnson found Sammie Coates for a 36-yard touchdown pass. Just before halftime, he connected with Coates once more, with the sophomore receiver scoring from 67 yards out, which marked a career-long completion for Johnson.
Two weeks ago, Johnson also captured the Freshman of the Week distinction after a spectacular debut against Western Carolina. The Montgomery, Ala., native tossed four touchdowns in his first career start, finishing with 201 yards and completing 81 percent (17-for-21) of his attempts.
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Last Monday, Marshall won the SEC's Offensive Player of the Week Award after throwing for 236 yards and two touchdowns and adding another 100 yards and two touchdowns on the ground in Auburn's 45-41 victory at Texas A&M.
This marks the fourth time in as many weeks a Tiger has made the conference's weekly honor roll, beginning with defensive end Carl Lawson, who was named the freshman of the week for his six-tackle, two-sack outing in Auburn's 30-22 victory against Ole Miss.