College Wire’s SEC team of the week

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Week 1 was officially in the books on Sunday evening. All sights are now firmly on Week 2. Before we close the chapter on the first full week of games, our SEC editors weighed in on the top performers of the week.

Each College Wire SEC site’s editor came up with their top performances at each position.

The Voters:

Without further ado, let’s dive into the selections made by our editorial team:

Head Coach

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Billy Napier, Florida

Votes: 7

Napier’s unranked Gators upset No. 8 Utah, 29-26

Quarterback

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Anthony Richardson, Florida

Votes: 5

Week 1 Stats: 17/24 | 168 Yards Passing | 7.0 YPA | 0 TDs

Week 1 Rushing: 11 Carries | 106 Yards | 9.6 YPC | 3 TDs

Running Back

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Tank Bigsby, Auburn

Votes: 8

Week 1 Stats: 16 Carries | 147 Yards | 9.2 YPC | 2 TDs

Wide Receiver

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Ainias Smith, Texas A&M

Votes: 7

Week 1 Stats: 6 Rec | 164 Yards | 27.3 YPR | 2 TDs

Tight End (tied)

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Brock Bowers, Georgia

Votes: 2

Week 1 Stats: 2 Rec | 38 Yards | 19 YPR | 0 TDs

Tight End (tied)

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Mason Taylor, LSU

Votes: 2

Week 1 Stats: 5 Rec | 42 Yards | 8.4 YPR | 0 TDs

Pass Rusher

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Khari Coleman, Ole Miss

Votes: 4

Week 1 Stats: 8 Tackles | 5.0 TFLs | 2 Sacks

Honorable Mention: Will Anderson, Alabama (3)

Linebacker (Tied)

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Cam Riley, Auburn

Votes: 3

Week 1 Stats: 15 Tackles | 9 Solo

Linebacker (Tied)

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Bumper Pool, Arkansas

Votes: 3

Week 1 Stats: 13 Tackles | 4 Solo | 1.0 TFLs

Defensive Back

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Christopher Smith, Georgia

Votes: 5

Week 1 Stats: 6 Tackles | 1 PD | 1 INT

Offensive MVP

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Anthony Richardson, Florida

Richardson takes the nod in Week 1 after racking up 274 yards in total offense and three touchdowns.

Defensive MVP

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Amari Burney, Florida

Week 1 Stats: 7 Tackles | 6 Solo | 1 INT

Burney takes the nod after his game-sealing interception of Utah’s Cam Rising with just 0:17 remaining in the game.

Newcomer of the Week

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Jermaine Burton, Alabama

Week 1 Stats: 5 Rec | 35 Yards | 7 YPR | 2 TDs

Burton quickly joined the fray with his new team as he hauled in two touchdowns against Utah State.

Freshman of the Week

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Evan Stewart, Texas A&M

Week 1 Stats: 5 Rec | 57 Yards | 11.4 YPR

Story originally appeared on Gators Wire