Tide’s Jones is freshman of week

Published 5:01 pm Monday, September 15, 2008

BIRMINGHAM – Kentucky quarterback Mike Hartline, Georgia linebacker Rennie Curran and LSU return man Trindon Holliday are the Southeastern Conference players of the week.

Hartline earned offensive honors with 254 yards passing and two touchdowns. He completed the game-winning touchdown pass to Derrick Locke and set up a late field goal in a 20-14 win over Middle Tennessee.

Curran had six tackles, a sack and a forced fumble on the goal line in Georgia’s 14-7 win at South Carolina.

Holliday earned special teams honors with a 92-yard punt return for a touchdown against North Texas.

Tennessee’s Chris Scott was offensive lineman of the week and Mississippi State’s Jessie Bowman was the top defensive lineman. Alabama receiver Julio Jones was freshman of the week.