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Trey Burton earns SEC Freshman of the Week honors



Florida freshman quarterback/running back/wide receiver on Monday was named the SEC Freshman of the Week, following his record-setting performance in Florida’s 48-14 win over Kentucky.

Burton scored an SEC-freshman and school-record six total touchdowns in last Saturday’s victory. The six scores fell one shy of the national freshman record and the SEC single-game record of seven.

Burton scored on all five of his rushing attempts (40 yards total), while catching five passes for 37 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown reception. As a QB, Burton connected on his first collegiate pass, finishing 1-for-1 for 42 yards, the longest pass of the season so far for the Gators.

“I’m just trying to do everything I can to gain an advantage and be able to play,’’ Burton said.

Burton said he won’t let the early success change him, despite the fact that he is currently the sixth most popular Google search.

“It’s been fun, I really haven’t been doing too much,’’ he said Monday. “I’ve been in my room pretty much all day (Sunday) and Saturday night. “I had one class (Monday). It’s been pretty much chill, same as usual.’’

[Last modified: Monday, September 27, 2010 11:35pm]


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