Johnson earns VU's first 2010 individual conference award

Monday, September 20, 2010 at 2:02pm
Staff reports

Vanderbilt tackle Wesley Johnson was named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his performance during the Commodores’ 28-14 win over Ole Miss.

The redshirt-freshman out of Montgomery Bell Academy was on the field for all 62 offensive snaps in the Commodores' 28-14 victory Saturday. He was credited with critical blocks on two big plays plays -- Warren Norman’s 80-yard touchdown, on which he was untouched, and Zac Stacy’s 35-yard touchdown run. He also knocked down Rebels' defenders six times.

Vanderbilt rushed for 227 yards in the contest.

“Wesley is very deserving of this honor,” coach Robbie Caldwell said. “He just played a great football game last Saturday against Ole Miss. I’m very happy for him, our offensive unit and our entire football team after that performance.”

Johnson is the first Commodore to earn an SEC weekly award since Norman was named Offensive Player of the Week last November for his performance against Kentucky and,  since Chris Williams in 2007 to be named Offensive Lineman of the Week. Williams also earned the award in a victory over Ole Miss.


Vanderbilt's next contest, Oct. 2 at Connecticut, will kick off at 11 a.m. (CDT), the SEC announced Monday.

The game is one of three involving teams from the conference that will begin early in the day. Tennessee will face LSU at 2:30 p.m. and Florida will play at Alabama at 7 p.m. in the two marquee matchups of the weekend, both of which will be televised by ESPN.

2 Comments on this post:

By: localboy on 9/20/10 at 12:27

first of many, it is hoped.

By: joe41 on 9/20/10 at 7:57

Great job Wesley.