Bulldogs To Watch: Georgia vs. Murray State

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Bulldogs To Watch: Georgia vs. Murray State

Charlie Woerner (89)
Charlie Woerner (89)

CHARLIE WOERNER (TE, #89)

After finishing with just 11 catches for 148 yards in his junior season, this 6-5, 245-pound senior from Rabun County is expected to increase those totals dramatically in 2019. With outstanding speed and sure hands catching the football as well as being a solid blocker on the perimeter, Woerner is one of the Bulldogs’ bonafide leaders this season, along with his roommate, quarterback Jake Fromm. Hopefully, Woerner will be leading the team to championships this fall.

Isaiah Wilson (79)
Isaiah Wilson (79)o79

ISAIAH WILSON (OT, #79)

And speaking of leaders, the rugged Wilson (6-7, 345) is one of the mainstays of Georgia’s highly-touted offensive line. Now a redshirt sophomore, the Brooklyn, N.Y. native was named to the Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America Team in 2018, when he started at right tackle in all 14 games. Wilson played more snaps than any other offensive lineman for the Bulldogs, including 95 percent during UGA’s eight SEC games. Co-winner of the Offensive Most Improved Player award, Wilson should be contending for all-star honors this season as he continues to clear the way for Georgia’s tailbacks.

Azeez Ojulari (13)
Azeez Ojulari (13)

AZEEZ OJULARI (OLB, #13)

With a strong camp performance, this 6-3, 240-pound redshirt freshman has moved into Georgia’s starting defensive unit at outside linebacker. Ojulari, out of Marietta High School, was redshirted in his first year on campus in 2018 but saw his first collegiate action against Middle Tennessee State when he notched one tackle for lost yardage. He also saw fourth-quarter action against Georgia Tech and then played extensively in the Sugar Bowl loss to Texas, recording three tackles. Ojulari, one of the four winners of the Coffee County Hustle Award after spring practice, brings both quickness and strength to the UGA defense and is hoping for a big performance in the Bulldogs’ home opener Saturday.

Michael Barnett (94) and Richard LeCounte (2)
Michael Barnett (94) and Richard LeCounte (2)

RICHARD LeCOUNTE (SAF, #2)

The Bulldogs are counting on a big season from this junior safety, both in the performance and leadership areas. LeCounte, 5-11, 190, was Georgia’s leading tackler last season with 74 total stops, including a tackle-for-loss and three pass breakups. He rendered a career-high 10 tackles in the win over South Carolina and had his first career interception against Alabama in the SEC Championship Game, with a 29-yard return. No doubt, LeCounte is set to make an outstanding 2019 home game debut against Murray State.

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Murray Poole is a 1965 graduate of the University of Georgia Journalism School. He served as sports editor of The Brunswick News for 40 years and has written for Bulldawg Illustrated the past 16 years. He has covered the Georgia Bulldogs for 53 years.