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Mizzou's Okwuegbunam honored by the SEC

Albert Okwuegbunam caught three touchdown passes in Missouri's win over Idaho. (Mizzou Athletics)

COLUMBIA - Missouri redshirt freshman tight end Albert Okwuegbunam was named the SEC Co-Freshman of the Week on Monday.

Okwuegbunam caught three touchdown passes in Missouri's 68-21 win over Idaho. He's the first Missouri tight end to accomplish that feat since Chase Coffman in 2007.

Okwuegbunam has five touchdown receptions this season, tying him with J'Mon Moore for the team lead.

The Tigers (2-5) will play their final non-conference game of 2017 at UConn this Saturday. The game will kick off at 5:30 and will be televised by CBS Sports Network.

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