Daily Dawg Thread: December 12, 2022

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Daily Dawg Thread: December 12, 2022

Christopher Smith, Jalen Carter named Associated Press First Team All-Americans

Georgia senior safety Christopher Smith and junior defensive lineman Jalen Carter were named Associated Press First Team All-Americans, according to an announcement Monday.

Georgia (13-0), the Southeastern Conference champion and top seed in the College Football Playoff, is one of three programs to have more than one player on the team and the only one to have a pair on defense. 





Last week, Carter and Smith were named to the Walter Camp Football Foundation and Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) All-America first team while sophomore tight end Brock Bowers made the FWAA first team and Walter Camp second team. 





Carter, a native of Apopka, Fla., was a Rotary Lombardi Award finalist.  Despite starting only seven games because of an early season knee injury, he has 29 tackles, including seven tackles for loss (TFL) and three sacks, to go with two forced fumbles and 25 quarterback hurries. Over the last six games, he has accounted for 24 tackles, 6.5 TFLs, three sacks and a pair of forced fumbles.

Smith, a native of Atlanta, Ga., was a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy.  He has started all 13 games, leads the squad with three interceptions and ranks fourth in tackles with 50.  In the SEC Championship Game victory over LSU, Smith returned a blocked field goal 96 yards for a touchdown, had three tackles, including a TFL, and an interception.

The AP All-America Team has been among the five teams used to formulate the NCAA’s annual consensus All-America team, which will be announced later this week.  Since the 2002 season, the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), the FWAA, The Sporting News and the Walter Camp Football Foundation have joined the AP as the five designated selectors by the NCAA.

MBB: Mike White on Bulldogs LIVE tonight

Georgia Basketball coach Mike White will make his initial appearance on Bulldogs LIVE, UGA Athletics’ audio show, on Monday night. The show airs from 8:00-10:00 p.m. and is available live via georgiadogs.com, the Georgia Bulldogs app and the statewide Georgia Bulldogs radio network.

White and Scott Howard, the “Voice of the Bulldogs,” will spend the first hour of the show discussing the Bulldogs’ roster, Georgia’s season to date and upcoming games. The Bulldogs are 7-3 and already have topped their win total from the entire 2021-22 season. White recorded his 250th career victory with Georgia’s Dec. 2 victory over Florida A&M. This Sunday, the Bulldogs will face Notre Dame at State Farm Arena in Atlanta as part of Holiday Hoopsgiving.

The second hour will feature Jeff Dantzler visiting with Georgia Soccer coach Keidane McAlpine, who led the Bulldogs to the second round of the NCAA Tournament during his first season in Athens. They also will discuss the ongoing 2022 World Cup.

PHOTOS: 2022 SEC Championship – UGA 50, LSU 30

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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.