LSU football players earn weekly SEC awards
BATON ROUGE, La — LSU sophomore defender Bennie Logan and freshman wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., have been cited by the Southeastern Conference for their play in the Tigers 19-6 win over Mississippi State last Thursday.
Logan earned SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week on Monday, while Beckham Jr. was named the SEC Freshman of the Week. It’s the first that either player has won a weekly award from the league.
Logan had five tackles, including 3.5 for losses, as the Tiger defense dismantled the SEC’s top rated offense last week. Logan helped lead an LSU defense that limited the Bulldogs to just 193 total yards, including 52 rushing yards. Mississippi State entered the game leading the SEC in both categories.
Beckham Jr. caught everything thrown his way as he finished with a career-best eight catches for 61 yards in the victory. Four of Beckham’s catches resulted in a first down. For the year, Beckham Jr. leads the Tigers and ranks fourth in the conference with 5.0 receptions a contest.
2011 LSU Football – Weekly Honors
Oregon CB Tyrann Mathieu (SEC Defensive Player of the Week)
Northwestern State None
Mississippi State CB Morris Claiborne (Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week)
DT Bennie Logan (SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week)
WR Odell Beckham Jr. (SEC Freshman of the Week)
PK Drew Alleman (Lou Groza Star of the Week)