Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Dawgs Have National Leading Three FWAA Freshman All-Americans

UGA Sports Communications

The Georgia football team had a national leading three players named to the 2018 Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) Freshman All-America Team.

True freshmen Jordan Davis (defensive lineman) and Cade Mays (offensive lineman) and redshirt freshman offensive lineman Isaiah Wilson gave the Dawgs three selections, which equals the total number of combined players from other Southeastern Conference teams.

Georgia has now had at least one Freshman All-American for three straight years. Its trio is the most for the program since Knowshon Moreno, Trenton Sturdivant and Rennie Curran garnered honors in 2007.

Davis, a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, started four games and played in 11 in the middle of the Dawg defense. He finished with 25 tackles, including 1.5 sacks, and helped give the Georgia defense the country’s 15th-ranked Scoring Defense with opponents tallying 19.2 points per game.

Mays, a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, got the starting nod for seven games and also played in 11 games for a Dawg unit that averaged 37.9 points a game, which was 14th nationally. Mays and his fellow offensive linemen paved the way for D’Andre Swift and Elijah Holyfield to each have 1,000-yard seasons.

Wilson, a native of Brooklyn, New York, started all 14 games at right tackle during his second year with the program. The 6-foot-7, 340-pound Wilson was a key component to Georgia’s rushing attack that averaged an SEC leading 238.8 yards a game, which ranked 16th nationally.

The 11-3 Dawgs advanced to the SEC Championship Game for the second consecutive year and earned a spot in the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

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