Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Practice Report - Tuesday

The Georgia football team continued preparations for the 2015 season opener with a two hour practice in full pads Tuesday at the Woodruff Practice Fields.

“We got in a lot of work today,” said coach Mark Richt. “The guys pushed through it. There was a lot of good energy today and a lot of good things happened."

The Dawgs will practice four more times, including a final preseason scrimmage, then game week preparations begin Monday.

“It’s been a good week of practice so far,” said junior flanker Clay Johnson. “Everyone has been moving around, and we’re trying to help fill in positions that we need. I’m just looking to do what I can and what I know to do.”

Earlier Tuesday it was announced that nine Dawgs were named to the Preseason Coaches All-Southeastern Conference Football Teams. Senior left tackle John Theus, sophomore tailback Nick Chubb, senior outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins and senior kicker Marshall Morgan were included on the first team, while junior guard Greg Pyke, senior receiver Malcolm Mitchell and sophomore returner/receiver Isaiah McKenzie were named to the second team. Junior outside linebacker Leonard Floyd and sophomore outside linebacker Lorenzo Carter were voted to the third team.

Theus was also named to the Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List for being considered a candidate for the nation’s top lineman. He is one of four players from the Southeastern Conference on the 34-man list.

Theus, a 6-6, 303-pound native of Jacksonville, Florida, has started the last 20 consecutive games on the offensive line and 35 total in his career. He helped pave the way for Georgia to average a league-leading 257.8 yards a game in 2014 and score an SEC-best 38 touchdowns en route to No. 9 final ranking. In fact, the Dawgs have scored the top three total touchdown tallies in school history, including a record-setting 72 scores in 2014, with Theus starting on the line.

Former Georgia defensive end David Pollack won the 2004 Rotary Lombardi Award.

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