Georgia senior safety Richard LeCounte has been named the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award Player of the Week, according to an announcement from the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.
LeCounte’s accolade is in addition to being named the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career following his performance during the win at Kentucky over the weekend.
LeCounte, a native of Riceboro, Ga., registered a career-high 13 stops, had three pass breakups and recovered a fumble in Bulldog territory during Georgia’s 14-3 win over the Wildcats. LeCounte anchored a defensive backfield that held Kentucky to just 91 yards passing and scoreless in the second half.
LeCounte is third on the team with 26 stops and leads the team with three interceptions, which is tied for the national lead.