Georgia running back Nick Chubb is SEC Co-Freshman of the week


In the Absolutely No Surprise Department this week, Georgia Bulldog Nick Chubb earned Southeastern Conference Co-Freshman Player of the Week honors for the second consecutive time following his 38 carry and four reception performance in the Dawg’s 34-0 rout of #23 Missouri in Columbia.

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This marks the sixth SEC weekly award this season for the Bulldogs. Junior tailback Todd Gurley was twice the Offensive Player of the Week (Clemson, Tennessee), senior inside linebacker Amarlo Herrera was the Defensive Player of the Week once (Clemson) and freshman tailback Sony Michel was also the Freshman Player of the Week (Troy) in addition to Chubb’s two honors.

Chubb spoke to “Coming in behind Todd made me a little nervous, but I’ve been playing football my whole life so I just kept doing what I was doing. Everybody just told me that they believed in me and to play hard. ”

The Cedartown tailback got his first start in Gurley’s absence and racked up a career-high 143 yards rushing and a touchdown, punishing the Missouri defense on the sixth-most carries in school history. This is Chubb’s first 100-yard rushing game. It was the most carries for a Bulldog since Verron Haynes carried the ball 39 times for 207 yards against Georgia Tech in 2001.

I’ve been playing football my whole life so I just kept doing what I was doing.

Chubb’s� four catches accounted for 31 yards during the Bulldog domination of the� game clock, possessing the ball for 42:23. Chub has 367 yards and three scores on 69 carries this year and is Georgia’s second-leading rusher. Chubb also has seven catches for 62 yards and a receiving touchdown in 2014.

A Rivals four star running back and number 3 player in Georgia, Chubb was a highly decorated member of the of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution 2013 Super 11.

Chubb split the Co-Freshman of the Week honor with LSU tailback Leonard Fournette.