SEC names Russell, Hal, Beckham players of week

By The Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell and Vanderbilt cornerback Andre Hal are the Southeastern Conference offensive and defensive players of the week.

Russell passed for 274 yards and four touchdowns without an interception in a win over Arkansas to earn the league award on Monday.

Hal had two interceptions in the Commodores’ victory over Tennessee with returns of 30 and 36 yards

LSU return man Odell Beckham Jr. earned special teams player of the week honors after returning a punt 89 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of a come-from-behind win over Mississippi.

LSU center P.J. Lonergan received offensive line honors while Kentucky tackle Donte Rumph is defensive lineman of the week.

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is freshman of the week.