The senior from Waynesville, N.C., completed 20-of-27 passes Saturday for a career-high four touchdowns against only one interception in Tennessee’s 45-19 win over Georgia. Three of Crompton’s TD passes came in the second quarter and helped the Vols build a 21-12 halftime lead.
For the game, Crompton had a pass efficiency rating of 212.0. His rating for the season entering Saturday was 114.2, and for his career 107.2. Crompton’s third-quarter interception also snapped a string of 88 pass attempts without an interception.
Other players honored by the SEC this week were Florida linebacker Brandon Spikes (defense), Arkansas returner Dennis Johnson (special teams), Alabama center William Vlachos (offensive lineman), Kentucky tackle Corey Peters (defensive lineman) and South Carolina wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (freshman).
CROMPTON NOMINATED FOR AT&T HONOR
Text Message VOTE to 345345 To Select This Week’s Winner
ATLANTA — Four nominees for the AT&T All-America Player of the Week award have been announced after the sixth week of college football action, and AT&T is relying on fans to determine who rules the gridiron.
Based on outstanding performances over the weekend, Kansas wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe, Ohio State safety Kurt Coleman, Tennessee quarterback Jonathan Crompton and South Carolina wide receiver Alshon Jeffery have been selected by a panel of analysts from ESPN as this week’s top candidates. Fans can text message VOTE to 345345 on their wireless phone to opt in for the chance to vote.
Briscoe set a school record for receiving yards with 186 on 12 receptions and had two touchdowns in the Jayhawks’ win over Iowa State. Coleman had 14 tackles and an 89-yard interception return for a touchdown in the Buckeyes’ victory over Wisconsin. Crompton went 20-27 with a career-high 310 yards and four touchdowns in the Volunteers’ win over Georgia. Jeffery had seven receptions for 138 yards and three touchdowns in the Gamecocks’ win over Kentucky.
Fans have until Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time to submit their votes. The winner will be announced during Thursday’s ESPN College Football Primetime Presented by Applebee’s. Standard text messaging rates apply.
There is no limit on fan voting and each vote counts as one entry into a sweepstakes to win a trip to the 2010 Bowl Championship Series National Championship game in Pasadena, Calif. Full sweepstakes rules can be found at www.espnallamerica.com/rules.aspx.
In December, four finalists for the AT&T All-America Player of the Year Award will be announced during a one-hour special on ESPN in conjunction with the announcement of the AT&T ESPN All-America Team as selected by the Football Writers Association of America. Fans then will get a chance to say who the best player in the nation is by voting for the AT&T All-America Player of the Year through the BCS. Voting ends Jan. 5 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, and the winner will be announced during the Jan. 7 BCS National Championship game on ABC.