Ole Miss’ Jordan Sims named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week

Published 11:29 am Monday, September 26, 2016

Ole Miss guard Jordan Sims was named Southeastern Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week, it was announced Monday morning.

Sims helped the 16th-ranked Rebels roll up 510 total yards in a 45-14 win over then-No. 12 Georgia on Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, the second straight week Ole Miss has eclipsed 500 yards. A third-year sophomore from Homewood, Alabama, Sims also helped pave the way for a season-high 180 rushing yards.

Sims is the first Ole Miss player to receive a weekly honor from the SEC this season. Quarterback Chad Kelly on Monday was tabbed as an honorable mention for National Performer of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards.

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Some notes on Ole Miss’ updated depth chart this week ahead of Memphis…

Detric-Bing Dukes is listed as the starter at middle linebacker with Rommel Mageo behind him. Bing-Dukes earned his first start of the season against the Bulldogs and tallied seven tackles, second-most on the team. DeMarquis Gates is listed as the starter at the stinger, or outside, position, a more natural spot for him.