Isaiah McKenzie named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week

BY foxsports • November 16, 2015

Thankfully Georgia receiver Isaiah McKenzie has bounced back from a mid-season hamstring injury, because without his punt return touchdown against Auburn, the Dawgs likely don't win on the road on the Plains. 

For his efforts, McKenzie has been named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week for week 11. This is the second time the sophomore has won the award this season. 

Via the SEC's Week 11 Player of the Week statement:



• McKenzie tied a pair of school records with his 53-yard punt return for a touchdown to put Georgia in front 17-10 in the fourth quarter.

• It was his fifth career return for a TD, tying him with Brandon Boykin (2008-11) as McKenzie now has four punt return TDs and one kickoff return TD in his career.

• It was his fifth career return for a TD, tying him with Brandon Boykin (2008-11) as McKenzie now has four punt return TDs and one kickoff return TD in his career.

• McKenzie accounted for Georgia's other TD as well against Auburn, which was his first offensive score of his career, coming on a four-yard rush.

• Before Saturday, Auburn had not allowed a punt return for a TD in 10 years (LSU's Skyler Green in 2005 for 66 yards).

• Also in 2015, Auburn had allowed just 31 punt return yards on four coming into Saturday's game and that ranked fourth nationally.


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