2 Arkansas freshmen earn SEC awards

Posted: October 30, 2017 at noon

Arkansas receiver De'Vion Warren runs off the field following a return during a game against Ole Miss on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Oxford, Miss.

— Arkansas' comeback win over Ole Miss helped two freshmen earn player of the week awards from the Southeastern Conference.

Quarterback Cole Kelley was named SEC freshman of the week and receiver De'Vion Warren was the league's special teams player of the week for their performances during the Razorbacks' 38-37 win. It was the first player of the week award of any kind for either player.

Kelley completed 19 of 30 passes for 189 yards and 3 touchdowns, and also rushed for a touchdown during the 24-point comeback. Kelley led a drive late in the fourth quarter that resulted in a game-winning field goal with 4 seconds remaining.

Kelley is the third Arkansas quarterback to earn SEC freshman of the week, and first since Mitch Mustain in 2006.

Warren had five kick returns for 141 yards at Ole Miss, including a long of 45 yards. Warren is averaging 29.1 yards per return this season, which leads the SEC and is eighth nationally.

Warren is the first Arkansas player to earn special teams player of the week since Dennis Johnson in 2011.