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Gators' Chris Rainey named Walter Camp Offensive Player of the Week



Florida senior RB back Chris Rainey has been named the Division I National Offensive Player of the Week by the Walter Camp Football Foundation. 

In Saturday's 33-23 win over Tennessee, Rainey had 233 all-purpose yards, scored a touchdown and registered his school-record fifth blocked punt. His offensive totals included 108 yards rushing and 104 yards receiving, becoming the second player in the country and first in the SEC this season to record a 100-yard performance in both categories in a single game. Rainey joined Percy Harvin (in 2007 against Vanderbilt) as the only Gators in school history to accomplish the feat.

With his 104 receiving yards against the Vols, highlighted by an 83-yard scoring toss from senior John Brantley, Rainey became the fourth running back in school history to have a 100-yard receiving game. In addition, his blocked punt in the second quarter established both the Florida and SEC record for career blocks (five), a total tied for 10th-best since the NCAA began tracking the stat in 1937. He is the active leader nationally in career blocked punts.

LSU junior cornerback Morris Claiborne was chosen as the National Defensive Player of the Week.

[Last modified: Sunday, September 18, 2011 12:36pm]


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