UGA's Rambo, USC's Clowney earn SEC weekly honors

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Georgia senior free safety Bacarri Rambo and South Carolina sophomore defensive end Jadaveon Clowney have been named the Southeastern Conference Co-Defensive Players of the Week, according to a league announcement on Monday.

This marks Rambo’s first SEC weekly selection as well as the fourth honor of its kind for Georgia this season. The Bulldogs have had 11 SEC weekly honors this season. For Clowney, it’s the third honor this season. He was also the Defensive Lineman of the Week after wins over UAB and Kentucky.

Rambo tied Georgia’s mark for career interceptions with his 16th against the Yellow Jackets, which is tied for seventh all-time in SEC history. He also added eight tackles, two forced fumbles and a 49-yard fumble recovery return.

His first forced fumble came on the Georgia 1-yard line as Georgia Tech had driven 83 yards down the field and was attempting to tie the game at 7-all. Rambo ran 49 yards with the ball to the 50-yard line and set up the Bulldogs’ second touchdown.

On his interception, Rambo returned the ball 27 yards and now stands third in the school record books with 293 interception return yards (the school record is 315 by Jake Scott on 16 picks).

Clowney set the school record for sacks in a game with 4.5 and broke the school record for sacks in a season with 13.0 in the Gamecocks’ 27-17 win at Clemson. The sack total was also a Clemson Memorial Stadium record, breaking the previous mark held by Notre Dame’s Ross Browner (1977) and Virginia Tech’s Bruce Smith (1984).

Clowney totaled seven tackles, including six solo stops, and was also credited with a quarterback pressure.

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