Three Bulldog players have been named to the Sporting News All-America teams, according to an announcement on Tuesday.
Junior left tackle Andrew Thomas, a native of Lithonia, Ga., has been named to the Sporting News All-America First Team. Graduate safety J.R. Reed, a native of Frisco, Texas, and graduate place-kicker Rodrigo Blankenship, a native of Marietta, Ga., have each been named to the publication’s All-America Second Team.
In addition to all being All-Southeastern Conference First Team selections, this trio of Georgia players helped lead the Bulldogs to their third straight SEC Eastern Division title, to their third season with at least 11 wins and victories over four top-25 opponents heading into the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
Bulldog All-America Honors
Junior LT Andrew Thomas – *Associated Press (AP), *Sporting News, *Sports Illustrated, *Walter Camp, *CBS Sports, *ESPN, *Bleacher Report, ^USA Today, ^Pro Football Focus (PFF)
Graduate PK Rodrigo Blankenship – *USA Today, *Sports Illustrated, *Walter Camp, *Bleacher Report, *Pro Football Focus (PFF), ^Sporting News, ^Associated Press (AP)
Graduate S J.R. Reed – *Associated Press (AP), *Walter Camp, ^Sporting News, ^USA Today, ^Sports Illustrated
Junior OG Solomon Kindley – ^Sports Illustrated
*First Team, ^Second Team