The freshmen of the SEC settled into the second week of their careers on Saturday and several first-year players are already making an impact throughout the conference.
Here are the top-five freshman performances from Week 2 in the SEC:
5. RB Najee Harris, Alabama
Alabama fans got their first good look at highly-touted running back Najee Harris is Week 2 when the freshman helped the Crimson Tide cruise past Fresno State. The No. 2 player in the 2017 recruiting class according to the 247Sports composite rankings, carried the ball 13 times against the Bulldogs for 70 yards. Quarterback Tua Tagvailoa (6-for-9 passing for 64 yards, TD) and WR Henry Ruggs III (16 yard, TD) also contributed as No. 1 Alabama moved to 2-0.
4. DE Deandre Johnson, Tennessee
Deandre Johnson came up big in his Tennessee debut along a defensive front looking for playmakers. Johnson tallied just 3 tackles, but he made them count. The freshman from Miami earned his first career sack while adding a pair of forced fumbles as the Volunteers disposed of Indiana State.
3. QB Jake Fromm, Georgia
Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond made the first start of his career for the Aggies, connecting on 12 of 21 passes for 105 yards and his first touchdown, but it was Georgia’s Jake Fromm who earns this spot. In his first career start, Fromm passed for 144 yards and a touchdown, and did so by leading the Bulldogs into South Bend to upend the No. 24 Fighting Irish.
2. LB K’Lavon Chaisson, LSU
K’Lavon Chaisson is going to be a fan favorite in Baton Rouge. The freshman linebacker terrorized Chattanooga to the tune of 4 tackles, including 2.5 of them for loss with 2 sacks. Chaisson also added a quarterback hurry as the Tigers shredded the Mocs 45-10. Freshman Kary Vincent Jr. also made his starting debut, tallying a pair of tackles to go along with his first career interception.
1. RB Ty Chandler, Tennessee
All eyes in Knoxville were on freshman quarterback Jarrett Guarantano, who made is Tennessee debut in Week 2 to mixed results. Ty Chandler, however, stole the show. He needed just 14 seconds into the Vols’ 42-7 win to do so, returning the opening kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown. Chandler also carried the ball four times for 16 yards.