Through the 12-game regular season, the Dogs did manage to have two players who topped individual statistics categories in the SEC: Drew Butler and Rennie Curran.
Butler’s 50 punts for a 48.8-yard average was tops for the conference (and so far nationally) while Curran had 64 solo tackles and 58 assists, with an average of 10.2 tackles per game.
Despite missing several games, A.J. Green, who led the conference in receiving much of the season, still managed to place second to Shay Hodge of Ole Miss. Hodge had 63 catches for 1,023 yards to Green’s 47 for 751. Green was also second to Hodge in average receiving yards (85.2 to 83.4)
Although he only played in nine games, Georgia’s Justin Houston was No. 2 in sacks, with six solo and three assists. Tops was Auburn’s Antonio Coleman, with seven solo and four assists. Houston also was second in tackles for loss, with 11 solo and eight assists to Coleman’s 11 solo and nine assists. Coleman played in 12 games.
And Blair Walsh tied with Florida’s Caleb Sturgis for second in field goals made, with 19. Alabama’s Leigh Tiffin was No. 1 with 27. Walsh also kicked the second most PATs (37), behind Auburn’s Wes Byrum (49).
Elsewhere, in case you missed it, the AJC’s Rodney Ho reports that nearly a million metro area viewers tuned in to the showdown between Georgia and Georgia Tech last Saturday night, and the game topped the week’s prime-time ratings in the Atlanta market.