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Daily Dawg Thread: December 14, 2022

The Sporting News All-America team includes four Dawgs

Georgia senior safety Christopher Smith, junior defensive lineman Jalen Carter, sophomore linebacker Jamon Dumas-Johnson and sophomore tight end Brock Bowers were named Sporting News All-Americans, according to an announcement Tuesday.





Georgia (13-0), the Southeastern Conference champion and top seed in the College Football Playoff, led all schools with three first-team selections in Smith, Carter and Dumas-Johnson. Bowers was named to the second team.





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.

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.

Dumas-Johnson, a native of Hyattsville, Md., was a Butkus Award finalist. He is the team’s co-leader in tackles with 64, including eight tackles-for-loss, three sacks and 21 quarterback hurries. He has started all 13 games and served as one of the team captains seven times.

Bowers, a native of Napa, Calif., won the John Mackey Award last week as the nation’s top tight end. He has a team-best 52 catches for 726 yards and six touchdowns.  He also has six carries for 93 yards and three scores.  In addition, Bowers has been a pivotal blocker for a Bulldog offense that averages 207 yards on the ground and has allowed only seven sacks this year. Bowers was a Rotary Lombardi Award finalist and was named to the College Sports Communicators Academic All-District team.

On Monday, Smith and Carter were named Associated Press (AP) First Team All-Americans. Last week, Smith and Carter were named to the Walter Camp Football Foundation and Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) All-America first team while Bowers made the FWAA first team and Walter Camp second team. 

The Sporting News 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 AP, the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), and the Walter Camp Football Foundation have joined the Sporting News as the five designated selectors by the NCAA.

Dawgs in the NFL – Week 14


Ben Cleveland, OL: Appeared on 14 offensive plays, recovering a fumble to allow the Ravens to retain possession. and four special teams plays.

Justin Houston, OLB: Registered one quarterback hurry for Baltimore.

Nick Moore, LS: Snapped on three field goals, three punts, and one extra point for the Ravens.

Roquan Smith, ILB: Had six tackles, including a sack, and intercepted a pass for Baltimore. Stands seventh in the NFL with 120 tackles.

George Pickens, WR: Caught three passes for 78 yards for the Steelers. Ranks third among NFL rookies with 590 yards.


Tyson Campbell, DB: Defended three passes and had one tackle  for Jacksonville.

Travon Walker, OLB: Registered three tackles, including a sack, and forced a fumble to set up a touchdown for the Jaguars. Stands third among NFL rookies with 3.5 sacks.

Chris Conley, WR: Caught a 27-yard pass after being elevated from Tennessee’s practice squad.

Ben Jones, OL: Appeared on all 67 offensive plays and helped the Titans accumulate 364 total yards.

Monty Rice, ILB: Led Tennessee with 12 tackles, including one for loss.


Jordan Davis, DE: Appeared on 15 defensive plays and 10 special teams plays with no stats for Philadelphia, which clinched a berth in the playoffs.

Nakobe Dean, ILB: Logged 21 special teams plays and 12 defensive plays with one tackle for the Eagles.
Lawrence Cager, TE: Placed on New York’s inactive list as a healthy scratch.

Tae Crowder, ILB: Appeared on 27 special teams and 17 defensive plays with no stats for the Giants.

Azeez Ojulari, OLB: Registered four tackles, including two sacks, for New York.

Andrew Thomas, OL: Played 52 snaps at left tackle, plus two more on special teams, and helped the Giants post 304 total yards.


Tre’ McKitty, TE: Caught a 5-yard pass for Los Angeles.

Sony Michel, RB: Was on the Chargers’ inactive list as a healthy scratch.

Jamaree Salyer, OL: Appeared on all 80 offensive plays, plus five more on special teams, as Los Angeles rolled up 432 total yards.

John Jenkins, DL: Logged 16 defensive plays with one tackle and six special teams plays for the Dolphins.

Channing Tindall, OLB: Appeared on 10 special teams plays with no stats for Miami.


Leonard Floyd, OLB: Registered two tackles for the Rams.

Derion Kendrick, DB: Appeared on five special teams snaps with no stats for Los Angeles.

Zamir White, RB: Carried three times for nine yards for the Raiders.


Charlie Woerner, TE: Appeared on 19 special teams plays with one tackle and six offensive plays for the 49ers.

Jake Camarda, P: Punted three times for a 52.3-yard average, kicked off twice, and held on an extra point and a field goal attempt for Tampa Bay. Stands seventh in the NFL with a 49.0-yard average.


David Andrews, OL: Appeared on all 59 offensive plays and helped the Patriots accumulate 328 total yards.

Isaiah Wynn, OL: Was on New England’s inactive list with a foot injury.

A.J. Green, WR: Caught a 7-yard pass for the Cardinals

Jonathan Ledbetter, DE: Registered two tackles for Arizona. 


Trey Hill, OL: Appeared on four special teams plays for the Bengals.

Nick Chubb, RB: Carried 14 times for 34 yards and caught three passes for 20 yards for Cleveland. Ranks second in the NFL with 12 touchdowns and third with 1,153 yards.


James Cook, RB: Caught one pass for nine yards and rushed four times for six yards for Buffalo.

Isaiah McKenzie, WR: Hauled in three passes for 21 yards and rushed once for seven yards for the Bills.


D’Andre Swift, RB: Rushed six times for 21 yards and caught three passes for 18 yards for the Lions.


Malik Herring, DL: Was on the Chiefs’ inactive list as a healthy scratch.

On A Bye

Falcons: Lorenzo Carter, OLB

Packers: Quay Walker, ILB; Devonte Wyatt, DL

Practice Squads

Cardinals: Javon Wims, WR

Chargers: Mark Webb, DB

Commanders: Jake Fromm, QB

Dolphins: Lamont Gaillard, OL

Giants: Solomon Kindley, OL

Reserve Lists (IR, PUP, NFI, COVID)

Bengals: Elijah Holyfield, RB

Chiefs: Mecole Hardman, WR

Commanders: Eli Wolf, TE

Falcons: John FitzPatrick, TE; Justin Shaffer, OL

Packers: Eric Stokes, DB

Raiders: Jordan Jenkins, OLB

Rams: Matthew Stafford, QB

Vikings: Lewis Cine, DB

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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.