Friday, December 10, 2010

Houston & Green All-Americans


Georgia juniors Justin Houston and A.J. Green were both named Walter Camp Football Foundation Second Team All-Americans, according to an announcement Thursday night.

The pair were two of seven players from the Southeastern Conference named to the Second Team. Five SEC players were picked to be on the First Team.

Houston, a 6-3, 258-pound outside linebacker from Statesboro, finished as the SEC regular season leader in sacks with 10.0 and is second in the league in tackles for loss (18.5). He has the most sacks and tackles for loss of any active SEC player and has had at least one tackle for loss in all 12 games this year.

Against Georgia Tech, Houston exploded for seven tackles, including one tackle for loss, returned a fumble 18 yards for a touchdown and preserved the win with an interception late in the fourth quarter.

Houston was a finalist for the Butkus Award and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and was a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award. He was also an All-SEC First Team selection by the Associated Press and the SEC Coaches.

In only eight games, Green, a 6-4, 212-pound flanker from Summerville, S.C., snagged 49 passes for 771 yards (96.4 avg./game) and nine touchdowns. Tallying three 100-yard games in 2010, Green is second in UGA history with 23 touchdown catches (nine in 2010) and is currently third in the Georgia record books with 2,542 yards receiving.

Thanks in part to Green’s return to the lineup, the Dawgs have scored more than 30 points in a record-setting seven consecutive contests, including five SEC games.

Green was a semifinalist for the Fred Biletnikoff Award. In addition, Green was a Second Team All-SEC selection by both the AP and the SEC Coaches.

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