Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Dawgs Receive Pre-Season Honors


Georgia has five All-Southeastern Conference First Team selections to highlight Phil Steele’s 2011 Preseason All-SEC Teams, which will be included in the Phil Steele’s 2011 College Football Preview.

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Aaron Murray (Tampa, Fla.), junior tight end Orson Charles (Tampa, Fla.) and senior offensive tackle Cordy Glenn (Riverdale, Ga.) represent the Dawgs on the First Team offense.

Senior punter Drew Butler (Duluth, Ga.) and senior place-kicker Blair Walsh (Boca Raton, Fla.) were also named to the First Team.

In addition, Butler was named to the publication’s All-America First Team while Walsh was selected for the All-American Second Team. Charles was included on the All-America Third Team while Glenn was named to the All-America Fourth Team.

Only Alabama (seven) has more First Team selections than the Dawgs. Georgia has 15 team members listed across all four of the preseason All-SEC teams, which is also second to only Alabama (18).

The Dawgs had a pair of players named to the All-SEC Second Team. Senior center Ben Jones, a native of Centreville, Ala., and junior punt returner Branden Smith, a native of Atlanta who also plays cornerback, both garnered Second Team honors.

Four Georgia defenders received mention on the Third Team. Senior cornerback Brandon Boykin (Fayetteville, Ga.) was named to the Third Team as both a cornerback and a kickoff returner. Senior defensive end DeAngelo Tyson (Statesboro, Ga.), junior inside linebacker Christian Robinson (Norcross, Ga.) and junior safety Bacarri Rambo (Donalsonville, Ga.) were also named to the squad.

Junior receiver Tavarres King, a native of Mount Airy, Ga., and junior outside linebacker Cornelius Washington, a native of Hephzibah, Ga., were included on the Fourth Team.

Dawg signee Isaiah Crowell, a running back out of Columbus, was also named to the publication’s All-SEC Fourth Team.

Georgia opens its 2011 season versus Boise State in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in the Georgia Dome on September 3rd.

No comments:

Post a Comment