The Southeastern Conference Football Leadership Council, which consists of one football student-athlete from each of the SEC’s 14 universities, will convene for its annual meeting at the league offices in Birmingham on Friday and Saturday.
Redshirt sophomore wide receiver Kearis Jackson, a native of Fort Valley, Ga., will be representing the Bulldogs.
Agenda items for the group this weekend include a meeting with SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey, a review of NCAA and SEC legislative items, open discussion on topics submitted by members of the Council and engagement with football officials on rules of the game, student-athlete/referee interaction and careers in officiating. Former University of Kentucky student-athlete and three-time NBA All-Star Antoine Walker will visit the group and lead a discussion on financial literacy and education.
The Football Leadership Council is one of three components of the SEC Student-Athlete Leadership Council. The other two components are the Men’s and Women’s Basketball Leadership Councils. Student-Athlete Leadership Councils were introduced for the sports of football and men’s and women’s basketball, which, in addition to the conference’s longstanding Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), provide student-athletes with additional opportunities to engage with campus leaders and conference office staff. The councils serve as a conduit of communication to the conference office on issues related to student-athlete experience and student-athlete wellness.
The other student-athletes who comprise the SEC Football Leadership Council are Mac Jones (Alabama), Jordan Silver (Arkansas), Kameron Brown (Auburn), Kaiir Elam (Florida), Josh Paschal (Kentucky), Avery Atkins (LSU), Mohamed ”MoMo” Sanogo (Ole Miss), Kobe Jones (Mississippi State), Larry Rountree III (Missouri), Ryan Hilinski (South Carolina), Alontae Taylor (Tennessee), Andre White Jr. (Texas A&M) and Cam Robinson (Vanderbilt).
Jackson played in 11 games in 2019 for Georgia and started seven of those contests. He finished with five catches for 79 yards (15.8 yards/catch) along with two rushes for 10 yards.