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LSU wide receiver D.J. Chark (7) celebrates with a secret handshake with LSU quarterback Danny Etling (16) after Chark scored a touchdown on a six yard pass from Etling in the second half of LSU's 45-21 win over Texas A&M, Saturday, November 25, 2017, at LSU's Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La.

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK

LSU quarterback Danny Etling was named the Southeastern Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year. 

Etling, the Tigers' starter for the last two seasons, graduated in mass communications in May with a 3.72 grade point average, according to a statement from the SEC office.

Etling, an Indiana native who transferred in 2015 from Purdue, was elected Vice Chair of the SEC Football Leadership Council and is a CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree. Etling has thrown for 2,234 yards and 14 touchdowns this season.

Here are other SEC individual award-winners:

Offensive Player Of The Year

Kerryon Johnson, Auburn

Defensive Player of the Year

Roquan Smith, Georgia

Special Teams Player of the Year

Daniel Carlson, Auburn

Freshman of the Year

Jake Fromm, Georgia

Jacobs Blocking Trophy

Braden Smith, Auburn

Coach of the Year

Kirby Smart, Georgia

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