The South Carolina Gamecocks got their first SEC Player of the Week honoree of the season, as junior defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw was honored by the league for his play against Vanderbilt as a co-defensive lineman of the week.
Versus the Commodores, Kinlaw led the charge defensively for the Gamecocks in their 37-14 win. He racked up five tackles, including three for a total loss of 21 yards, two sacks for 18 yards, two forced fumbles, a pass breakup, and two hurries. In short, he was a one-man wrecking machine.
Kinlaw also received a 97.1 grade from Pro Football Focus, which placed him on its national team of the week.
Defensive end Isaiah Buggs of Alabama shared the SEC honor with Kinlaw.