Georgia Players Vying For National Awards
Members from Georgia’s top-ranked football team were named finalists and semifinalists for a variety of national awards on Tuesday, according to an ESPN announcement.
The finalists have now been named for the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) honors presented at The Home Depot College Football Awards. This year’s awards show will air on ESPN live on Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. ET. ESPN’s Rece Davis will host the two-hour special, joined by analysts Dusty Dvoracek and Desmond Howard, with reporter Jen Lada.
Here are the Bulldog finalists/semifinalists announced on Tuesday:
- Junior linebacker Nakobe Dean earned a spot as one of four finalists for the Chuck Bednarik Award, which is given to the college defensive player of the year.
- Dean was also included as one of three finalists for the Wuerffel Trophy, which is considered one of college football’s premier awards for community service.
- Senior defensive lineman Jordan Davis was tabbed as one of three finalists for the Outland Trophy, which is given to the nation’s most outstanding interior lineman.
- The Bulldog offensive line was included as one of 13 units to be named a semifinalist for the Joe Moore Award, which is given to the country’s top offensive line unit. Georgia is one of three SEC schools remaining. Award finalists are scheduled to be named on Dec. 7.
Dawgs in the NFL: Week 11
Browns 13, Lions 10
Lawrence Cager, WR: Cager was elevated from the practice squad and had one offensive play in his Cleveland debut.
Nick Chubb, RB: Chubb returned from the Browns’ COVID-19 list to rush for 130 yards on 22 carries and haul in two passes for 14 yards, including a 5-yard touchdown. He ranks third in the NFL with 851 rushing yards.
Richard LeCounte, DB: LeCounte appeared on 11 special teams plays for Cleveland.
D’Andre Swift, RB: Swift had 14 carries for 136 yards, including a 57-yard touchdown, and three catches for zero yards for the Lions.
Ravens 16, Bears 13
Ben Cleveland, OL: Cleveland returned from the Ravens’ injured reserve list to log four special teams plays.
Justin Houston, LB: Houston registered two tackles, including a sack, for Baltimore.
Nick Moore, Ravens: Moore snapped on six punts, three field goals, and one extra point for the Ravens.
Alec Ogletree, OLB: Ogletree posted seven tackles, including one for loss, for Chicago.
Roquan Smith, ILB: Smith led all NFL players in Week 11 with a career-best 17 tackles, including 13 solos and two for loss, for the Bears. He ranks third in the NFL with 110 tackles, marking the fourth straight season he has reached the century mark.
Patriots 25, Falcons 0
David Andrews, OL: Andrews played all 64 snaps at center and helped the Patriots roll up 308 total yards.
Isaiah Wynn, OL: Wynn logged all 64 plays at tackle, helping New England accumulate 308 total yards.
Shawn Williams, DB: Elevated from the practice squad, Williams made his Falcons debut with 17 special teams plays and five defensive snaps.
Texans 22, Titans 13
Chris Conley, WR: Conley led the Texans with four catches for 37 yards.
Jordan Jenkins, DE: Jenkins had one tackle for Houston. He played just five snaps before exiting with a knee injury that is expected to sideline him for at least three weeks.
Ben Jones, OL: Jones played all 81 snaps at center, helping Tennessee accumulate 420 total yards and recovering a fumble to prevent a turnover.
Monty Rice, ILB: Rice posted seven tackles for the Titans.
Chiefs 19, Cowboys 9
Deandre Baker, DB: Baker was on the Kansas City inactive list.
Mecole Hardman, WR: Hardman hauled in two passes for 25 yards for the Chiefs.
Chargers 41, Steelers 37
Tre’ McKitty, TE: McKitty made his first NFL catch — a 7-yarder — for the Chargers.
Mark Webb, DB: Webb was on Los Angeles’ inactive list.
49ers 30, Jaguars 10
Charlie Woerner, TE: Woerner saw action on 20 special teams plays and 13 offensive snaps for the 49ers.
Tyson Campbell, DB: Campbell had three tackles for Jacksonville.
Dolphins 24, Jets 17
John Jenkins, DL: Jenkins was on Miami’s inactive list.
Solomon Kindley, OL: Kindley saw action on five of the Dolphins’ special teams plays.
Cardinals 23, Seahawks 13
A.J. Green, WR: Green hauled in four passes for 78 yards for the Cardinals.
Bengals 32, Raiders 13
Trey Hill, OL: Hill appeared on seven of the Bengals’ special teams plays.
Buccaneers 30, Giants 10
Lorenzo Carter, OLB: Carter missed his third straight game for the Giants with an ankle injury.
Tae Crowder, ILB: Crowder had six tackles for New York.
Azeez Ojulari, OLB: Ojulari posted two tackles for the Giants.
J.R. Reed, DB: Reed picked up a career-high five tackles for New York.
Andrew Thomas, OL: Thomas returned from the Giants’ injured reserve list and caught a 2-yard touchdown pass. He logged all 58 snaps at tackle and helped New York accumulate 215 total yards.
Colts 41, Bills 15
Isaiah McKenzie, WR: McKenzie returned seven kicks for 138 yards and had a tackle following a Buffalo turnover. He stands third in the NFL with 548 yards on kickoff returns.
Vikings 34, Packers 31
Eric Stokes, DB: Stokes had four tackles for Green Bay.
Rams: Leonard Floyd, OLB; Sony Michel, RB; Matthew Stafford, QB
Bengals: Lamont Gaillard, OL; Elijah Holyfield, RB
Bills: Jake Fromm, QB
Cardinals: Jonathan Ledbetter, DL
Colts: Eli Wolf, TE
Giants: Isaiah Wilson, OL
Raiders: Javon Wims, WR
Reserve Lists (IR, NFI, COVID)
Broncos: Natrez Patrick, ILB
Chiefs: Malik Herring, DE
Colts: Rodrigo Blankenship, PK
Jaguars: Terry Godwin, WR
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