Kevin Butler’s Players of the Game – Georgia vs. Kentucky

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Kevin Butler’s Players of the Game – Georgia vs. Kentucky

Kevin Butler – Georgia vs. Notre Dame 2017
Kevin Butler

Each week, Georgia and Chicago Bears Hall of Fame legend Kevin Butler picks his Players of the Game. A member of numerous Halls of Fame and holder of a slew of records, Butler co-hosts DawgTalk on Georgia Football Saturdays and the famous Bulldog Brunch from the Hilltop Grille on Sundays.

Brock Bowers





I have said it before and it needs repeating. Like Caymus, Stags Leap & Mr. Mondavi himself, Brock Bowers gets better with age and playing time. The freshman tight end from none other than Napa, California is making a case for First Team All-American and certainly All-SEC First Team. Not many freshmen make an impact for their team like Brock has this year. In the biggest game of the year, Bowers turned in his most impressive numbers of the year with five catches for 101 yards and two TDs. Plus, 45 of those yards came after the catch and that is very impressive. Brock is a blocker as well and as we know from our head coach , if you can’t block you won’t play. Brock has continued to perform at an All-American level and the nation is on notice. Bowers is one player that gets better as the game progresses and he showed that skill with the two TDs coming in the second half to seal the deal …. You know – put a cork in it! Go Dawgs!

Kelee Ringo





The redshirt freshman from Tacoma, Washington/Saguaro, Arizona is becoming a force in the defensive backfield on the top defense in the nation. Having come out of high school rated the No. 1 corner in the class of 2020, Kelee has fought back from an injury to claim the starting position for the Dawgs. Kentucky came in with the game plan of getting the ball into their receiver’s hands quickly and Kelee Ringo played tight and very physical, which limited the success of the passing game for the Wildcats. Kelee recorded seven tackles with five solos, which were key in holding the Wildcats to 192 yards. Without the sure tackling by Kelee, the yards-after-catch would have hurt the Dawgs, but they are not hurting with Ringo on the field. With the great play at corner, Kelee enables the defensive coaches to put more Big Dawgs on the line to get the QB quicker. Kelee Ringo, you’re our Huckleberry.

Jordan Davis

What can I say … if I can have JD as a special team player of the week, I got to go with the BIG DAWG. JD has been a force on defense but he is a mainstay on special teams play as well. His tremendous effort on the field goal block team brought the house down with Kentucky’s third-quarter attempt. The block created a great return by Dan Jackson and the stadium damn nearly came down. When you have Jordan Davis on your team and lined up next to you – you play harder. His presence helped the Dawgs block a second kick, a PAT at the end of the game. Great Dawgs give great effort. JD is a great Big Dawg with great big effort.





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