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  More than a year and a half after he first arrived on campus, Brock Bowers is about as well known a name in Athens as anybody that currently plays for the Georgia football team and that includes one Stetson Bennett IV. Media policies as they are under Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart, true freshmen do their talking on the football field. So Tuesday afternoon was the first time Bowers stood before reporters and answered questions since he became a Bulldog. Figure it will be the first of many given his star power now. Something he didn't exactly see coming. "I didn't really expect much during fall camp last year, it just kind of all happened," Bowers said. "And pretty fast, too." If Bowers were to replicate his freshman season output-which may be a stretch given how deep the tight end room is now and the Bulldogs aren't guaranteed to play 15 games again-he would stand No. 2 on the program's all-time touchdown career list behind only Terrence Edwards' 30 who did that in four seasons.

Bowers tied A.J. Green for most receptions ever by a Georgia freshman with 56, broke the program record with 16 touchdown catches and had the most receiving yards ever by a tight end with 882. "I wasn't really focused on that at the moment," he said. "I was kind of worried about every single game. Just winning every single game and just trying to help the team as much as I could." "We didn't know exactly what we had with Brock," offensive coordinator Todd Moken said. "We knew he was rare in how he worked, and how he came every day. How that developed and kept going, we just kind of fell into it. We knew he was fast once he could catch and run with it. That's different. The GPS says one thing on the field, and you think, 'We have to keep trying that." - Athens Daily Banner


So/2025 TE Brock BowersGeorgia
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  Former Georgia linebacker Rennie Curran, who attended the scrimmage, called Kenny McIntosh a "beast" on Twitter on Sunday. "He had a great run, but to be honest he's a great blocker too," coach Kirby Smart said. "Kenny has had a great camp. He's picked up pressures, played really physical, caught the ball out of the backfield. Everything that he wants to do at the next level in our offense, we have asked him to do, and he's done a great job at that." With Kendall Milton missing time with a minor hamstring injury, McIntosh has even more chance to shine. Georgia's top rusher from last season worked behind Zamir White and James Cook, now in the NFL. "He can do everything," running backs coach Dell McGee said. "He can run inside tackles, he can run outside tackles, he's really good on the perimeter. He has really, really good hands. Probably some of the best hands since DeAndre (Swift)." McIntosh, working with Kearis Jackson on kickoff return, is being asked to mantain his weight. He's listed at 6-foot-1 and 210 pounds. "He's definitely going to be an integral part of our offense and he will be relied upon heavily," McGee said. - Athens Daily Banner

Sr/2023 RB Kenny McIntoshGeorgia
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  Arian Smith's impact is undeniable when he's on the field for the Georgia football team. The problem continues to be keeping him there. A week into preseason practices, the Georgia wide receiver sustained another injury that kept him out of the first scrimmage Saturday and could sideline him for the season opener against Oregon on Sept. 3 and beyond. Smith will undergo surgery for a high ankle sprain, coach Kirby Smart said after the scrimmage. Smith has five catches at Georgia-three for touchdowns-for a whopping 37.6 yards per catch average. "The poor kid can't catch a break, man," Smart said. "He had an injury right when he first got here jumping in the long jump pit. He had another injury his sophomore year. …We don't know how long it's going to take. It will require surgery but it's not broken. We're hopeful to get him back."

Georgia returns its top two wide receivers from last season in AD Mitchell and Ladd McConkey and senior Kearis Jackson who had 16 catches for 194 yards last season. Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint enters his junior season and Dominick Blaylock is now two years removed from his second torn ACL after seeing action in just four games last season. "Over time he has gotten to the point where he feels more and more comfortable," offensive coordinator Todd Monken said. "He's always been a crafty route runner. He's probably more crafty than he is fast. He has a knack. Some guys just have a knack for getting open and making plays and contested catches and you can see that every day that he is out there." - Athens Daily Banner


rSo/2025 WR Arian SmithGeorgia
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  2022 PRESEASON WUERFFEL TROPHY (COMMUNITY SERVICE) WATCHLIST: Kearis Jackson, Georgia, Sr., WR/ST,...Named pre-season All-SEC First Team as a return specialist by the media attending the SEC Media Days event...Played in all 15 games in 2021, starting in two, and finished with 16 receptions on the season for 194 yards and a TD...season-best receiving game (3 for 59 yards, including a 36-yard TD catch) came in win over Florida...Georgia's leading receiver, with 36 catches (tied with G. Pickens for team honors) for 514 yards and three TDs in 2020. - Georgia Football

rSr/2023 WR Kearis JacksonGeorgia
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  2022 PRESEASON ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD WATCHLIST: Nolan Smith, Georgia, Sr LB,...Named to preseason watch lists for the Outland Trophy (nation's top interior lineman) and Bronko Nagurski Trophy (nation's top defender)...second-team pre-season All-America selection by Athlon Sports...Played in 14 of 15 games in 2021, starting in all 14...finished with 56 total tackles, fifth most on the team. - Georgia Football

Sr/2023 OLB Nolan SmithGeorgia
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  2022 PRESEASON ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD WATCHLIST: Brock Bowers, Georgia, So TE,...First-team Pre-Season All-America selection by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, Athlon Sports and also by Phil Steele...also pre-season first-team All-SEC by media attending SEC Media Days...named to pre-season Watch List for the Biletnikoff Award, which goes annually to the nation's top receiver at any position, as well as the John Mackey Award, given to the nation's outstanding collegiate tight end. - Georgia Football

So/2025 TE Brock BowersGeorgia
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  2022 PRESEASON ALLSTATE AFCA GOOD WORKS TEAM NOMINEE: Kearis Jackson, University of Georgia,...Named pre-season All-SEC First Team as a return specialist by the media attending the SEC Media Days event...named to the preseason watch list for the Wuerffel Trophy, which recognizes one player annually for his community service activity...Played in all 15 games in 2021, starting in two, and finished with 16 receptions on the season for 194 yards and a TD. - Georgia Football

rSr/2023 WR Kearis JacksonGeorgia
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  2022 PRESEASON ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD WATCHLIST: Jalen Carter, Georgia, Jr DL,...Preseason All-America First Team by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, as well as Athlon Sports...preseason All-SEC First Team, by Athlon and the media attending SEC Media Days...named to preseason watch lists for the Lott Trophy (nation's top defender), Outland Trophy (nation's top interior lineman) and Bronko Nagurski Trophy (nation's top defender). - Georgia Football

Jr/2024 DT Jalen CarterGeorgia
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  Georgia's generationally good defense was on display on the last weekend in April when five players from the unit went in the NFL draft first round and eight players in all heard their names called. The Bulldogs won't have to rely on only young, mostly unproven talent to step into larger roles. Nolan Smith, the senior outside linebacker, is a proven commodity. At SEC Media Days in Atlanta last month, he played the role of reporter and asked quarterback Stetson Bennett who his favorite outside linebacker was. "Probably Bobby Beal," Bennett responded. That would be Robert Beal, a fifth-year senior who ended up leading the team last season with 6 1/2 sacks after filling a void left when Adam Anderson was no longer in the picture due to a rape charge. - Athens Daily Banner

rSr/2023 OLB Robert Beal Jr.Georgia
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  NFL training camps cranked up last week with rookie Nakobe Dean in Philadelphia, Quay Walker in Green Bay and Channing Tindall in Miami Gardens with the Dolphins. Those were the bellcows last season for Glenn Schumann's Bulldog inside linebackers. Sophomore Jamon "Pop" Dumas-Johnson should slide into one starting spot and fourth-year junior Trezman Marshall could grab the other, but there are other names that could make a run this month. Smael Mondon and Xavian Sorey, both five-star 2021 signees, Rian Davis and true freshman Jalon Walker are also in the mix. "There's a hunger among this group," Smart said of the entire team. "A lot of guys want to prove that they can replace the other guy. They don't want to be the other guy, they want to be the next guy." - Athens Daily Banner

So/2025 OLB Smael Mondon Jr.Georgia
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  Georgia running back Kenny McIntosh's reckless driving charge from an April crash was dismissed after he pleaded guilty instead to speeding and a seat belt violation, according to Athens-Clarke County Solicitor General C.R.Chisholm. McIntosh's Dodge Challenger struck a Kia Sol at the intersection of South Milledge Drive and Pineview Drive in Athens after 4 a.m. on April 24 while going about 60 miles per hour in 40 mile per hour zone, Athens-Clarke County police said. The woman driving the Kia was transported to a hospital after complaining of leg and chest pain and losing consciousness for a time.

McIntosh entered his pleas on May 31 in Municipal Court and received six months of probation. He must also complete a defensive driving school and traffic violators impact panel, "a diversion program designed to educate young drivers on the consequences of decisions and choices made while in a car," according to its website. The junior from Pompano Beach, Fla, was fined a total of $685 for the two misdemeanor charges. - Athens Daily Banner


Sr/2023 RB Kenny McIntoshGeorgia
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  Few offensive coordinators get the chance to draw up plays to utilize as many talented tight ends as Georgia's Todd Monken did this offseason. Brian Ferentz came close. The Iowa offensive coordinator in 2018 coached the first pair of tight ends to go in the first round of the NFL draft from the same school in T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant. "If you have two first-round tight ends, shoot, if you're the offensive coordinator they want to fire you no matter what anyways," Ferentz told the Banner-Herald. "If you don't put your two best players on the field at the same time, they definitely want to fire you. Shoot, my mom could look out at our roster in 2018 and know that our two best players offensively were those two tight ends." Brock Bowers may have gone in the first round already after his record-setting 2021 season as a freshman for Georgia, but he's not draft eligible until 2024.

Bulldog tight end Arik Gilbert is viewed as someone with first-round potential and Darnell Washington could be an early-round pick with a big junior season. Ferentz studied Georgia game film - an offense he viewed as similar and with good carryover schematically to his own - in preparing for a bowl game against Kentucky. He saw plenty of Bowers and Washington - a player he recruited out of Las Vegas - and the now departed John Fitzpatrick and he saw plenty of 12 (1 RB, 2 TEs, 2 WRs) and 13 personnel (1 RB, 3 TEs, WR). "The real trick is not getting them on the field at the same time, that's easy," said Ferentz, who coached the tight ends from 2018-2021 and is entering his sixth season as Iowa's OC. "There are a lot of offenses out there that live in a two-tight end set the majority of the time. It's a little bit less common now. …The real trick becomes how do you ensure those guys are the ones getting the ball? That's no easy feat." - Athens Daily Banner


So/2025 TE Brock BowersGeorgia
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  2022 PRESEASON WALTER CAMP PLAYER OF YEAR PLAYER TO WATCH: Jalen Carter, DT, junior, Georgia,...Preseason All-America First Team by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, as well as Athlon Sports...preseason All-SEC First Team, by Athlon and the media attending SEC Media Days...Coaches' All-SEC 2nd team...played in all 15 games, starting in wins over UAB and Kentucky, and finished with 37 tackles and 33 QB pressures, second-best on team...also had 3.0 QB sacks, 8.5 tackles for loss (3rd on team), and two blocked kicks. - Georgia Football

Jr/2024 DT Jalen CarterGeorgia
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  2022 PRESEASON CHUCK BEDNARIK AWARD WATCH LIST: Kelee Ringo, Georgia, Sophomore CB,...Coaches' Freshman All-SEC Team in 2021...Played in all 15 games, starting in the last 12, and finished with 34 total stops, eight pass breakups (second-best on team), and 2 interceptions...named to the watch list for the 4th annual Shaun Alexander Freshman of the Year Award, presented by the Maxwell Football Club to the nation's top freshman...had six tackles and game-sealing 79-yard interception return for TD in CFP Championship Game vs. Alabama. - Georgia Football

rSo/2025 CB Kelee RingoGeorgia
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  08/03/22 - Nolan SmithSr/2023, Georgia + More +

  2022 PRESEASON CHUCK BEDNARIK AWARD WATCH LIST: Nolan Smith, Georgia, Senior LB,...Played in 14 of 15 games in 2021, starting in all 14...finished with 56 total tackles, fifth most on the team...also finished with 9.0 tackles for lost yardage (second on team), 3.5 of those coming on QB sacks, along with 27 QB pressures. - Georgia Football

Sr/2023 OLB Nolan SmithGeorgia
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