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Nakobe Dean named the Lott IMPACT Trophy Player of the Week

Georgia junior linebacker Nakobe Dean has been named the Lott IMPACT Trophy Player of the Week, according to an announcement on Tuesday.

Dean, a native of Horn Lake, Miss., posted a team-high 11 tackles during the Bulldogs’ 41-17 rout of Tennessee, including two tackles for loss and a sack.  Dean added a forced fumble and a pass breakup as Georgia locked down its first 8-0 mark in Southeastern Conference in history.

 

 

 

 


Stetson Bennett is one of three finalists for the Burlsworth Trophy

Georgia senior Stetson Bennett has been named one of three finalists for the Burlsworth Trophy presented to the country’s most outstanding player who began his career as a walk-on, according to an announcement from the selection committee.

Bennett, a native of Blackshear, Ga., joins Arkansas’ Grant Morgan and Troy University’s Carlton Martial as the three finalists.  Finalists will be honored and the winner of the 2021 Burlsworth Trophy will be announced on Dec. 6th at 8:00 p.m. ET at Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Ark. 

 

 

 

 

Former Bulldog All-American and current Indianapolis Colt Rodrigo Blankenship was also a finalist for the Burlsworth Trophy in 2019.

Bennett’s career with the Bulldogs began in 2017 as he redshirted and served as a scout team quarterback during Georgia’s run to the SEC title, Rose Bowl Game championship and a spot in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game.  Aiming to get more game experience, Bennett transferred to Jones College (Miss.) in 2018 and led the Bobcats to a 10-2 record, including a Mississippi Bowl victory.  He returned to Athens for the 2019 season and played in five games, including a reserve role versus Murray State that featured two passing touchdowns and one rushing score.  The 2020 season saw Bennett come off the bench to lead Georgia to a road victory in the season opener and then start the next five games, which included wins over ranked Auburn and Tennessee squads.

This season, Bennett has started seven of top-ranked Georgia’s 10 games, leading the Bulldogs to victories versus UAB, No. 8 Arkansas, No. 18 Auburn, No. 11 Kentucky, Florida, Missouri and Tennessee.  He has completed 97 of 149 passes for 1,625 yards and 15 touchdowns to go along with only four interceptions.  Bennett is currently on pace to sport the third-best completion percentage for a season in school history (65.1) and has 35 rushes for 274 yards (6.7 average).


Dawg in the NFL – Week 10

Patriots 45, Browns 7 

David Andrews, OL: Andrews played all 67 snaps at center and helped the Patriots roll up 452 total yards.

Isaiah Wynn, OL: Wynn logged 58 plays at tackle as New England posted 452 total yards.

Richard LeCounte, DB: LeCounte was not active for Cleveland.

Dolphins 22, Ravens 10 

John Jenkins, DL: Jenkins appeared on three defensive snaps for the Dolphins.

Solomon Kindley, OL: Kindley logged four of Miami’s special teams plays.

Justin Houston, LB: Houston had three tackles, including a sack, and forced a fumble for Baltimore. He now has 100.5 career sacks, becoming the 37th player in NFL history to reach the century mark and extending the highest total ever among pro Bulldogs.

Nick Moore, Ravens: Moore snapped on eight punts, two field goal attempts, and one extra point for the Ravens.

49ers 31, Rams 10

Charlie Woerner, TE: Woerner appeared on 20 special teams plays and 18 offensive snaps for the 49ers.

Leonard Floyd, OLB: Floyd had three tackles for Los Angeles. He ranks ninth in the NFL with 7.5 sacks.

Sony Michel, RB: Michel had four carries for 20 yards and two catches for 11 yards for the Rams.

Matthew Stafford, QB: Stafford went 26-of-41 for 243 yards and a touchdown for Los Angeles. He leads the NFL with 3,014 yards and is third with 24 touchdown passes.

Titans 23, Saints 21

Ben Jones, OL: Jones logged all 60 snaps at center and helped the Titans roll up 264 total yards.

Monty Rice, ILB: Rice led Tennessee with 11 tackles (10 on defense and one on special teams) and a quarterback hurry.

Chiefs 41, Raiders 14

Deandre Baker, DB: Baker was on the Chiefs’ inactive list.

Mecole Hardman, WR: Hardman had two catches for 27 yards and one carry for three yards for Kansas City.

Bills 45, Jets 17

Isaiah McKenzie, WR: McKenzie had two carries for 17 yards, including an 8-yard touchdown, a 12-yard reception, and a 26-yard punt return for Buffalo. He ranks eighth in the NFL with 410 yards on kickoff returns and 10th with 148 yards on punt returns.

Packers 17, Seahawks 0

Eric Stokes, DB: Stokes had a tackle and defended a pass for Green Bay.

Lions 16, Steelers 16 (OT/TIE)

D’Andre Swift, RB: Swift rushed 33 times for 130 yards — both career highs — and caught three passes for five yards for Detroit. He leads all NFL running backs with 50 catches and stands second with 420 receiving yards.

Colts 23, Jaguars 17

Tyson Campbell, DB: Campbell had five tackles and defended a pass for Jacksonville.

Panthers 34, Cardinals 10

A.J. Green, WR: Green returned from the Cardinals’ COVID-19 list and caught a 4-yard pass.

Vikings 27, Chargers 20

Tre’ McKitty, TE: McKitty made his first NFL start for Los Angeles and saw action on 19 offensive plays.

Mark Webb, DB: Webb was on the Chargers’ inactive list with a knee injury.

Bye Week

Bears: Alec Ogletree, OLB; Roquan Smith, ILB

Bengals: Trey Hill, OL

Giants: Lorenzo Carter, OLB; Tae Crowder, ILB; Azeez Ojulari, OLB; J.R. Reed, DB

Texans: Chris Conley, WR; Jordan Jenkins, DE

Practice Squads

Bengals: Lamont Gaillard, OL; Elijah Holyfield, RB

Bills: Jake Fromm, QB

Cardinals: Jonathan Ledbetter, DL

Colts: Eli Wolf, TE

Falcons: Shawn Williams, DB

Giants: Isaiah Wilson, OL

Raiders: Javon Wims, WR

Reserve Lists (IR, NFI, COVID)

Broncos: Natrez Patrick, ILB

Browns: Lawrence Cager, WR; Nick Chubb, RB

Chiefs: Malik Herring, DE

Colts: Rodrigo Blankenship, PK

Giants: Andrew Thomas, OL

Jaguars: Terry Godwin, WR

Ravens: Ben Cleveland, OL (designated to return)


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Greg is closing in on 11 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.