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Chris Rodriguez racks up weekly honors

Plus highlights of his big performance to carry Kentucky past Missouri.

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Kentucky Wildcats running back Chris Rodriguez Jr. has been named the SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced today.

In addition, the College Football Performance Awards named Rodriguez an honorable mention National Performer of the Week, while On3 named him the SEC Player of the Week.

After two weeks, here’s a look at what the junior back out of Georgia has accomplished thus far.

  • Had 27 rushes for 206 yards – both career highs – and also had two rushing touchdowns in Kentucky’s win over Missouri.
  • Caught a five-yard touchdown pass, finishing the game with three total scores
  • Became the eighth player in school history to rush for at least 200 yards in a game, and it’s the most ever for a Wildcat in an SEC opener
  • Two weeks into the season, he leads the SEC and ranks second nationally in rushing with 165.5 yards per game
  • Moved up 11 spots to 16th on Kentucky’s career rushing list with 1,692 yards
  • Now has 20 rushing touchdowns in his career and ranks one score behind Benny Snell Jr. on the consecutive games with a rushing touchdown with five

One other note: There has been one change on Rodriguez’s stats from Saturday. Previously credited for a fourth-quarter touchdown in the end zone, it was determined that Rodriguez was tackled by Missouri’s Devin Nicholson which resulted in a fumble. Sophomore offensive guard Eli Cox recovered the fumble in the end zone for a touchdown.

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