Monday, October 17, 2011

Drew And Boykin Honored


Georgia outside linebacker Ray Drew and cornerback Brandon Boykin have been awarded weekly honors following their performances during the 33-28 win at Vanderbilt.

Drew was named the Southeastern Conference Co-Freshman Player of the Week for the first time in his career while Boykin was included on the Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll for the fifth time this year for being one of the nation’s most versatile players.

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Drew, a 6-5, 263-pound native of Thomasville finished with a career-high three tackles, including a sack for -8 yards and 2.5 tackles for loss for -13 yards. Drew also forced a fumble and recovered it as the Commodores were driving in Georgia territory in the final minute of the first half.

Coming off the bench in just his fourth collegiate game, Drew helped fill in for junior starter Cornelius Washington who missed the game. The Dawgs managed to force Vanderbilt into four turnovers and have now won five straight games.

Boykin, a 5-10, 183-pound native of Fayetteville had five tackles, including one for loss, recorded his second interception of the season and had a pass breakup against the Commodores. His pick in Georgia’s end zone helped keep the game scoreless in the opening quarter.

Boykin also finished with four kickoff returns for 72 yards (18.0 average). He is the active SEC career leader in kickoff return yardage (2,319) and fourth all-time with the best average return (24.67). In addition, Boykin also had another carry on offense and is averaging 19.0 yards a carry.

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