Now a sophomore, Tyler Bray no longer qualifies for SEC freshman of the week honors.
The Tennessee quarterback has adjusted accordingly.
Bray, after racking up a career high 405 passing yards to go along with four touchdown passes Saturday in the Vols’ 45-23 victory over Cincinnati, was named the SEC offensive player of the week today. He’s the first Vol to garner the honor since Jonathan Crompton in 2009.
Bray, who earned SEC freshman of the week recognition three times last year, has completed at least two touchdown passes in eight consecutive games, the longest current streak by any quarterback in the SEC and longest in UT history.
Bray’s 698 passing yards through two games are the most put up by a UT quarterback in program history, breaking a record previously held by Peyton Manning. Bray has completed 51 of 65 passes for seven touchdowns and no interceptions.
Offensive tackle Dallas Thomas received honorable mention from the SEC for helping UT pile up 531 yards of offense against the Bearcats.
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