Vols' Colquitt Named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week

October 8, 2007

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- University of Tennessee punter and placekicker Britton Colquitt has been named special teams player of the week by the Southeastern conference.

The junior punted six times for a 42.0 yard average and also had two touchbacks on six kickoffs in Tennessee's 35-14 victory against Georgia.

Half of Colquitt's punts were down inside the 20-yard line, holding Georgia to an average starting field position of its own 21-yard line.

Colquitt is 6-3, 205-pound Knoxville native, who graduated from Knoxville Bearden High School.

The other players of the week for the SEC are LSU running back Jacob Hester on offense, South Carolina defensive end Eric Norwood on defense, Auburn guard Tyronne Green as offensive lineman, Alabama defensive end Wallace Gilberry as defensive lineman and South Carolina quarterback Chris Smelley as freshman of the week.

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