Georgia RB Nick Chubb Wins Fourth SEC Freshman Player of the Week


Georgia tailback Nick Chubb has been named the Southeastern Conference Freshman Player of the Week for the fourth time this season.

The Todd Gurley era may have come to a close in Athens on Saturday night, but Nick Chubb is more than prepared to take up the mantle of Georgia’s number one offensive weapon.

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The freshman tailback was named SEC Freshman Player of the Week for the fourth time this season on the heels of his 144-yard, two touchdown effort in this weekend’s 34-7 rout of the Auburn Tigers.

Chubb became the 12th Bulldog in school history to reach 1,000 yards rushing in a season, totaling 1,039 after his game against the Tigers, with two more games remaining on the schedule. With Chubb obviously taking over as the number one running back, he’ll have ample opportunity to add to that total.

The Cedartown, Ga. product had to step in when Todd Gurley was suspended for improper benefits violations, and the Bulldogs hardly missed a beat during the four games in which Chubb was the top Dawg in the backfield.

Without Gurley, few gave Georgia a chance to come out of the season in any shape to contend for anything, but now a single loss by the Missouri Tigers would give the Buldogs an SEC East Championship, and a trip to Atlanta for all the nation to see what this sensational freshman Chubb is all about.