Velasco named SEC Lineman of the Week

Fernando Velasco

ATHENS - University of Georgia senior center Fernando Velasco was named the Southeastern Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week for the second time this season, according to an announcement by the league office on Monday.

Velasco, a 6-4, 318-pound native of Wrens, Ga., anchored the Bulldog offense during Georgia¹s 45-20 rout of No. 18 Auburn. Velasco and the rest of the offensive line paved the way for 417 total yards on offense, including the fourth straight 100-yard rushing game for redshirt freshman Knowshon Moreno.

In addition, the Bulldog offensive line allowed only a single sack on sophomore quarterback Matthew Stafford and gave him time him to register a season-high 237 passing yards. Georgia has now scored 40+ points in three straight games, which marks the first time that has happened since 1942.

Velasco, who has started a team-leading 23 consecutive games, last earned this award on Sept. 3 after the Bulldogs¹ 35-14 win over Oklahoma State.

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