Georgia senior safety Richard LeCounte has been named the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week while junior punter Jake Camarda has been named the SEC Special Teams Player of the Week, according to a league announcement.
LeCounte’s accolade is the first SEC weekly honor of his career. This marks the third SEC weekly honor for Camarda in his career and second this season. This is also the Bulldogs’ fourth and fifth weekly honors this season (Sept. 28, Camarda – Special Teams; Oct. 5, OG Ben Cleveland, Offensive Lineman; Oct. 12, OLB Azeez Ojulari, Defensive Lineman).
LeCounte, a native of Riceboro, Ga., registered a career-high 13 stops, had three pass breakups and recovered a fumble in Bulldog territory during Georgia’s 14-3 win at Kentucky. LeCounte anchored a defensive backfield that held the Wildcats to just 91 yards passing and scoreless in the second half.
Camarda, a native of Norcross, Ga., had a pair of punts and averaged 47.5 yards with no touchbacks or return yards during the Bulldogs’ victory. He dropped one of the punts at the at the Wildcat 7-yard line with Georgia up 7-0 and a second at the 10-yard line in the fourth quarter with the Bulldogs holding their 11-point edge.
The No. 5 Bulldogs (4-1 SEC) travel to Jacksonville, Fla., to face No. 8 Florida (3-1 SEC) on Saturday. CBS will televise the matchup at 3:30 p.m.