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Florida Gators QB Treon Harris named SEC freshman of the week

Florida quarterback Treon Harris (3) warms up before a game against Georgia in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014.
Florida quarterback Treon Harris (3) warms up before a game against Georgia in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. AP

Freshman quarterback Treon Harris has sparked Florida’s toothless offense, and the former Miami Booker T. Washington star was named the SEC’s co-freshman of the week following his performance in a 34-10 win at Vanderbilt.

The dual-threat talent was 13 of 21 for 215 yards and two rushing touchdowns, generating a balanced attack while avoiding costly mistakes.

“Treon hasn’t arrived by any stretch of the imagination,” offensive coordinator Kurt Roper said. “But he does have a calm demeanor, he does a good job with his vision and buying time and moving in the pocket and just making plays.”

The Gators are 2-0 with Harris at the helm and the offense has synergy for the first time in years.

Harris completed a pair of deep shots (48-yarder, 60-yarder) and was poised while facing pressure.

“He played extremely well, managed our offense extremely well,” coach Will Muschamp said.

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