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.
2 Razorbacks earn SEC weekly honors
Arkansas wide receiver Treylon Burks (16) makes a one-handed catch between Texas A&M linebacker Andre White Jr. (32) and defensive back Leon O'Neal Jr. (9) in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
FAYETTEVILLE — Two Arkansas players picked up SEC honors on Monday.
Junior receiver Treylon Burks was named SEC co-offensive player of the week after a six-catch, 167-yard performance that included an 85-yard touchdown in the Razorbacks’ 20-10 victory over then-No. 7 Texas A&M. With the score, he became the first player in program history with two touchdown catches of 85-plus yards.
Saturday was also the sixth 100-plus yard receiving game of Burks’ career. He ranks second in the SEC and 22nd nationally with 373 yards this season.
“It's hard to press him. He's so big, you know,” Arkansas coach Sam Pittman said Saturday. “And he made a lot of plays (in the game). Very valuable.”
Missouri transfer defensive end Tre Williams also grabbed his first award as a Razorback, earning SEC defensive lineman of the week for a dominant performance against the Aggies.
Williams finished the game with 4 tackles, 3 quarterback hurries and 2 sacks. Additionally, he caused three penalties on Texas A&M offensive linemen, including a hold on the Aggies’ final snap of the game.
According to Pro Football Focus, Williams posted a game-high defensive grade of 85.0.
He is the first Arkansas defensive lineman to win the award since Deatrich Wise in Sept. 2016.
“Some of the things he couldn't do early in the year is because of health,” Pittman added. “You know, his back was jacked up. His bicep was jacked up a little bit. And now he's healthy. He's a good football player.
“I know, because he gave us trouble when I was at Georgia.”
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