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Career Highs





* 10 receptions vs. Alabama, 2021
* 154 receiving yards vs. Florida, 2022
* Long reception of 89 yards vs. UAB, 2021

2023:  Named to Preseason Media Days All-SEC First Team…Biletnikoff Award Watch List selection…Paul Hornung Award Watch List selection…Maxwell Award Watch List selection.

2022:  Associated Press & Coaches’ All-SEC First Team…finalist for the Rotary Lombardi Award as the nation’s top lineman…semifinalist for the Walter Camp Player of the Year…played in all 15 games, starting in 14…logged 63 catches for 942 yards and seven TDs, all team highs…also has 109 rushing yards on just nine carries…three of his rushes this season have gone for TDs, including a 75-yarder vs. Kent State…registered seven catches for 152 yards and a TD in the CFP National Championship Game against TCU…had four catches for 64 yards against Ohio State…scored three TDs in a game for the second time of his career in win at South Carolina…had two receiving TDs (6 and 78 yards) and a rushing TD (5 yards) against the Gamecocks…named SEC Offensive Player of the Week after the SC game…also won SEC OPOW award for his career-high 154 receiving yards in five catches vs. Florida, including a 73-yard TD catch…caught two passes for 38 yards in win over No. 11 Oregon…also had key block that cleared a path for Ladd McConkey to score the Bulldogs’ first TD of 2022 on a 9-yard run…had three catches for 57 yards vs. Samford…first-team Pre-Season All-America selection by Associated Press, the Walter Camp Football Foundation, Athlon Sports and also by Phil Steele…also pre-season first-team All-SEC by media attending SEC Media Days…named to pre-season Watch List for the Biletnikoff Award, which goes annually to the nation’s top receiver at any position, as well as the John Mackey Award, given to the nation’s outstanding collegiate tight end.





2021: 2021 All-America First Team – USA Today, ESPN.com, The Athletic…2021 All-America Second Team – Associated Press…2021 True Freshman All-America – ESPN.com, The Athletic…2021 Shaun Alexander Freshman of the Year Award…2021 Football Writers Association Freshman of the Year Award…2021 Coaches’ SEC Freshman of the Year…2021 AP SEC Newcomer of the Year…AP and Coaches’ All-SEC First Team…Finished the season as Georgia’s leading receiver, with 56 catches for 882 yards (15.8 avg.) and 13 TDs…started at tight end in 13 of 15 games…was targeted 81 times, with 56 catches…established UGA tight end records for single-season receptions (56), receiving yards (882) and TDs (13)…his 13 TD catches are also a single-season UGA record by any pass catcher…caught a career-high and SEC Championship Game record (for a TE) 10 passes vs. Alabama…had four games of 100+ yards receiving: UAB, UK, GT, ALA1…twice was named SEC Freshman of the Week:  vs. Vanderbilt and Kentucky…caught five passes for 101 yards and two TDs vs. UK…named the John Mackey Award Tight End of the Week for his efforts against the Wildcats…caught a team-high six passes (eight targets) for 43 yards against Clemson…caught an 89-yard TD pass vs. UAB, tying for the sixth-longest scoring pass in UGA history…had a 77-yard TD catch and run vs. Georgia Tech, one of his two scores on the day…also had a 12-yard rushing TD against Vanderbilt…has two additional rushes this season, a 24-yarder vs. Tennessee and a 19-yarder vs. Charleston Southern…had two catches for 43 yards in win at #18 Auburn, including a 33-yarder…caught just one pass vs. Florida, but it went for 38 yards…enrolled in January 2021 and participated in spring drills…caught three passes, including a 25-yarder, in the annual G-Day intrasquad game.

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Greg is closing in on 15 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.