Scottie Bordelon is a reporter for WholeHogSports.com. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Bordelon previously covered high school sports for the Times Record in Fort Smith and the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Springdale. He is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and Football Writers Association of America and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
Burks named SEC offensive player of the week
Arkansas wide receiver Treylon Burks outruns a Missouri defender to score a touchdown during the third quarter of the Razorbacks’ victory over the Tigers in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas receiver Treylon Burks picked up an award from the Southeastern Conference on Monday.
The junior was named SEC offensive player of the week for his performance in the Razorbacks’ 34-17 victory over Missouri last Friday. Burks also won the award following Arkansas’ win over Texas A&M in September.
The Warren native closed the regular season in style with seven catches for 129 yards — 63 after the catch — and a touchdown, a 52-yarder from quarterback KJ Jefferson. It was his 11th receiving score, which is tied for second most by a Razorback in a single season.
His sixth 100-plus yard receiving game of the year set a single-season program record.
“He's just a baller,” Arkansas linebacker Hayden Henry said. “The guy is just a freak of nature — bottom line. He goes up and makes contested catches. One-on-one balls, he's going to win. To see his progression coming in as a freshman, to see where he's at now, he's constantly getting better.
“He gets better and better every single day, every single week. He's a huge spark for our offense. You get him the ball, usually good things happen.”
Burks finished the regular season fifth in the SEC in receptions (66), third in receiving yards (1,104) and second in touchdown catches (11).
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