The Bulldog football team has two players included on the annual Freshman All-Southeastern Conference Team, according to a league announcement Thursday.
Tight end Isaac Nauta and kicker Rodrigo Blankenship made Georgia one of seven conference teams to have two selections on the Freshman squad. These are the first Bulldog Freshman All-SEC Team members since tailback Nick Chubb, tight end Jeb Blazevich and outside linebacker, Lorenzo Carter earned the same honor in 2014. Chubb was the SEC Freshman of the Year that season.
Nauta, a native of Buford, is third in receiving for Georgia with 27 catches for 353 yards (13.1 yards/catch) and seven touchdowns. Starting four games and playing in all 12 this season, Nauta is ranked fifth in receiving yardage for the league’s tight ends.
Blankenship, a native of Marietta, has scored a team-high 61 points, going 13-for-16 in field goal attempts plus a perfect 22-for-22 on PATs. The redshirt freshman set career highs by going 4-for-4 on field goals and tallying 13 total points in the 27-24 road win over Kentucky, including a game-winner from 25 yards out as time expired to earn SEC Special Teams Player of the Week honors.