Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Two Tight Ends On Watch List


University of Georgia senior tight end Aron White, junior tight end Orson Charles and redshirt sophomore quarterback Aaron Murray have all been named to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Watch Lists at their respective positions.

DSC_8280Charles and White, who have 32 starts between them at tight end, are two of only four players from the Southeastern Conference on the 39-man Tight End Watch List.

Charles, a native of Tampa, Florida, is the second-leading returning receiver for the Dawgs after starting 12 of 13 games in 2010. Charles hauled in 26 catches for 422 yards and a pair of touchdowns last year and has already been named the nation’s fifth-best tight end by Lindy’s earlier this preseason.

DSC_6881White, a native of Columbia, Mo., appeared in all 13 games last season and finished with nine catches for 125 yards. He graduated in December 2010 with a degree in Management and was the commencement speaker for the undergraduate ceremonies. White is now pursuing a graduate degree at UGA.

Murray is one of only four SEC players on the 40-man Quarterback Watch List.

Murray, also a native of Tampa and a teammate of Charles at Plant High School, was tabbed a Freshman All-American following last season when he set a UGA freshman record with 3,049 passing yards, which ranks second in SEC history for freshmen. Murray’s passing efficiency of 154.48 was also the best in the country among all freshmen quarterbacks and second best in school history among all quarterbacks.

Senior place-kicker Blair Walsh and senior punter Drew Butler were already named to individual 2011 watch lists for the CFPA.

In addition, senior cornerback/kickoff returner Brandon Boykin was named to both the Defensive Back Watch List and the Kickoff Returner Watch List while junior Bacarri Rambo was included on the Defensive Back Watch List as well.

Former Dawg Justin Houston was named the CFPA’s National Linebacker of the Year following the 2010 season.

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