Casey Dick earns SEC honor
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas quarterback Casey Dick has been named Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week it was announced by the league office on Monday.
Dick passed for a career high 385 yards and a touchdown in leading Arkansas to a 30-23 win over No. 19 Tulsa last weekend. His single game passing total against the Golden Hurricane was only two yards shy of the school record for passing yards in a game set by Clint Stoerner (387 yards) against LSU in 1997.
The Razorback quarterback recorded his third 300-yard passing game of the season setting a school record for 300-yard efforts in a season. He is one 300-yard passing game short of the school record for career 300-yard passing games (Clint Stoerner – 4). Dick is only quarterback in the SEC to have multiple 300-yard passing games this season.
Dick utilized seven receivers distributing at least three passes to six of the seven targets. His touchdown pass came on a 13-yard play to tight end Andrew Davie on Arkansas’ opening possession.
Dick led Arkansas on five scoring drives that resulted in two touchdowns and three field goals. For his efforts, Dick was also awarded the Crip Hall Award, given annually to the most outstanding Razorback senior in the Homecoming game.
Arkansas has now earned four conference player of the week honors this season. Wide receiver Joe Adams was named league freshman of the week for his play against Louisiana-Monroe. Tailback Michael Smith and defensive end Adrian Davis were recognized for their efforts after Arkansas’ upset win over No. 20 Auburn.