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  09/21/21 - Nolan SmithJr/2023, Georgia, 6-2, 235 (DS#3 OLB) + More +

  SEPT 20 SEC CO-DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Nolan Smith, OLB, Georgia,...Smith ignited the Bulldog defense with a career-high eight tackles during Georgia's 40-13 dismantling of South Carolina...He had 1.5 sacks in his performance, including splitting one with Jordan Davis that resulted in a Gamecocks safety before the half...Smith also forced a fumble in the third quarter that was recovered by the Bulldogs and led to Georgia's fifth touchdown of the game...Thanks in part to Smith's performance, the Bulldog defense has only allowed a single touchdown this year. - SEC Football

(DS#3 OLB) Jr/2023 OLB Nolan SmithGeorgia
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  09/21/21 - Adonai MitchellFr/2025, Georgia, 6-3, 190 (DS#66 WR) + More +

  SEPT 20 SEC FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Adonais Mitchell, WR, Georgia,...Mitchell posted career highs of four catches for a team-high 77 yards and his first career touchdown during the victory over the Gamecocks...He hauled in a career-long 38 yarder for a score from JT Daniels to give the Bulldogs a 21-6 edge in the second quarter...Mitchell's other three catches went for first downs, including two on third-and-long situations. - SEC Football

(DS#66 WR) Fr/2025 WR Adonai MitchellGeorgia
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  09/18/21 - JT DanielsrJr/2023, Georgia, 6-3, 210 (DS#6 QB) + More +

  JT Daniels returned as No. 2 Georgia's starting quarterback Saturday night against South Carolina. Daniels didn't play in last weekend's 56-7 victory over UAB because of an oblique injury. Stetson Bennett stepped in and tied a school record with five touchdown passes - all in the first half. Despite Bennett's performance, the Bulldogs went back to the player who came into the season as their undisputed No. 1 quarterback. A transfer from Southern Cal, Daniels has guided the Bulldogs to a 5-0 record since taking over as the starter last season.

Daniels wasted no time making an impact in his return to the field. On the first play from scrimmage, he completed a 21-yard pass to Brock Bowers to spark a six-play, 75-yard drive that gave the Bulldogs a quick 7-0 lead. The next time Georgia had the ball, Daniels hooked up with Jermaine Burton for a 43-yard touchdown that stretched the lead to 14-3. South Carolina also had some suspense at quarterback. Former graduate assistant Zeb Noland made his third straight start in place of Luke Doty, who went down in practice last month with a foot sprain. - Georgia/AP College Football


(DS#6 QB) rJr/2023 QB JT DanielsGeorgia
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  09/14/21 - Stetson BennettrSr/2022, Georgia, 5-11, 190 (DS#40 QB) + More +

  SEPT 13 SEC CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Stetson Bennett, QB, Georgia,...In his sixth career start and first since game six of last year, Bennett torched UAB to tie a school record with five touchdown passes (all in the opening half) after going 10-for-12 for 288 yards...Bennett started his day 5-for-5 with four scoring strikes of 73, 12, 89 and 61 yards as the Bulldogs jumped out to a 35-0 halftime edge...His scoring pass to freshman tight end Brock Bowers for 89 yards was the ninth-longest passing play in Georgia history...Bennett finished the game with a monstrous pass efficiency rating of 422.4. - SEC Football

(DS#40 QB) rSr/2022 QB Stetson BennettGeorgia
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  09/12/21 - Stetson BennettrSr/2022, Georgia, 5-11, 190 (DS#40 QB) + More +

  Stetson Bennett did his best to create a quarterback controversy at Georgia. Stepping in for injured starter JT Daniels, Bennett tied a school record with five touchdown passes in the first half to lead No. 2 Georgia to a 56-7 rout of UAB on Saturday. The senior completed his first five passes - four of them going all the way to the end zone for the Bulldogs (2-0), who didn't show any signs of a letdown after a 10-3 victory over Clemson in the opener. Bennett, a former walk-on, started five games last season before Daniels claimed the job. It looks as if Bennett hasn't given up on winning it back. "I guess it's just an innate confidence," he said. "If you believe you're good enough, it really doesn't matter the situation that is thrust upon you." Jermaine Burton set the tone by slipping behind the secondary to haul in a 73-yard TD from Bennett on Georgia's second offensive play, thrilling the raucous crowd of nearly 93,000 at Sanford Stadium.

It was the first full house between the hedges since the 2019 season. Crowds were limited to about 20,000 last season because of the pandemic. By the opening minute of the second quarter, Bennett had scoring passes of 12 yards to Kenny McIntosh, 89 yards to Brock Bowers and 61 yards to Arian Smith. At that point, Bennett's passer rating was a staggering 775.6. The Blazers' secondary didn't put up much resistance, leaving Burton, Bowers and Smith wide open with blown coverages. "It always helps when you've got great players all over the field," Bennett said. Bennett tacked on his fifth TD pass of the game with another to Bowers, the freshman tight end finding a seam in the zone to grab a 9-yard throw that sent the Bulldogs to the locker room with a 35-0 halftime lead. - Georgia/AP College Football


(DS#40 QB) rSr/2022 QB Stetson BennettGeorgia
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  09/11/21 - JT DanielsrJr/2023, Georgia, 6-3, 210 (DS#6 QB) + More +

  Quarterback JT Daniels did not start Saturday for No. 2 Georgia against UAB because of an oblique injury. Daniels was replaced by senior Stetson Bennett, who started five games last season for the Bulldogs. Bennett got off to a blistering start, throwing a pair of touchdown passes in the first five minutes to stake Georgia to a 14-0 lead. Daniels' injury was not believed to be serious, but it did cause him enough discomfort that the Bulldogs decided to take no chances against the Blazers, who were a 25 1/2-point underdog. In the season-opening victory over Clemson, Daniels completed 22 of 30 passes for 135 yards with an interception. Neither team scored an offensive touchdown in Georgia's 10-3 victory, which was decided by an interception return for a touchdown. Daniels, a transfer from Southern Cal, is 5-0 as a starting quarterback since arriving at Georgia. - AP College Football

(DS#6 QB) rJr/2023 QB JT DanielsGeorgia
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  09/09/21 - JT DanielsrJr/2023, Georgia, 6-3, 210 (DS#6 QB) + More +

  Georgia quarterback JT Daniels has had limited reps in practice ahead of Saturday's home opener against UAB due to an injury, according to a report Wednesday from Dawg Post. Daniels, according to the report, is said to be facing an upper-body injury. No other specifics were given, other than that Daniels has missed some opportunities with the first-team offense that he would normally receive. 247Sports' Dawgs247 site on Wednesday reported, citing sources, that "the injury isn't long-term but that Daniels is truly day to day." After playing four games in 2020, Daniels opened his first full campaign as a Bulldog with 130 yards at a 22-for-30 clip in the 10-3 win over Clemson in Charlotte. Daniels spoke with reporters after the game, so it is unclear when the injury occurred or became serious enough to lead to limited practice time. - Macon Telegraph

(DS#6 QB) rJr/2023 QB JT DanielsGeorgia
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  09/06/21 - Jordan DavisSr/2022, Georgia, 6-5, 340 (DS#1 DT) + More +

  SEPT 6 SEC CO-DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Jordan Davis, NG, Georgia,...Davis started his 20th game during the Bulldogs' 10-3 win over No. 2 Clemson in Charlotte, N.C., and anchored a tremendous effort on the front with three tackles, including two tackles for loss and a sack...Led by Davis on the line, Georgia allowed just 180 total yards, including only two on the ground, as the Tigers scored their lowest point total since 2007...Davis' sixth career sack was one of seven by the Bulldogs during the game as they tallied their fifth win all-time versus a No. 2 opponent. - SEC Football

(DS#1 DT) Sr/2022 DT Jordan DavisGeorgia
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  09/06/21 - Christopher SmithSr/2022, Georgia, 5-11, 190 (DS#11 FS) + More +

  SEPT 6 SEC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Christopher Smith, S, Georgia,...Smith scored the game's only touchdown on a 74-yard interception return to highlight the Bulldogs' 10-3 win No. 2 Clemson in Charlotte, N.C...His first career pick broke open a 0-0 tie late in the second quarter as the Bulldog defense kept the Tigers scoreless in the first half and to only 180 total yards on the day...Smith finished with three stops and was part of a secondary that gave Georgia's front seven time to collect seven sacks. - SEC Football

(DS#11 FS) Sr/2022 FS Christopher SmithGeorgia
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  09/06/21 - Nakobe DeanJr/2023, Georgia, 6-0, 225 (DS#4 ILB) + More +

  Georgia jumped three spots to No. 2 behind Alabama in The Associated Press Top 25 released Tuesday, giving the Southeastern Conference the top two teams in the country for the 30th time in the 85-year history of the college football poll. It is the second time in the last three seasons and the third in the last five that the SEC is sitting 1-2 in the AP Top 25, which is presented by Regions Bank. Alabama and LSU had a four-week run as Nos. 1 and 2 in the 2019 season before they played each other.

The Crimson Tide strengthened its hold on No. 1 after it throttled Miami in the first full week of the regular season. Alabama received 59 first-place votes, up from the 47 it had in the preseason poll. Georgia received four first-place votes after beating Clemson 10-3 in the opening weekend's biggest game. Ohio State moved up to No. 3 and Oklahoma dropped two spots to No. 4. Texas A&M is fifth, giving the SEC three teams in the top five. - AP College Football


(DS#4 ILB) Jr/2023 ILB Nakobe DeanGeorgia
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  09/05/21 - Christopher SmithSr/2022, Georgia, 5-11, 190 (DS#11 FS) + More +

  Georgia coach Kirby Smart knew his defense was super athletic. He didn't know they would be this good. Christopher Smith returned an interception 74 yards for a touchdown and the fifth-ranked Bulldogs turned in a defensive effort for the ages, toppling No. 3 Clemson 10-3 on Saturday in the opener for both teams. The Bulldogs held the Tigers to 2 yards rushing and sacked D.J. Uiagalelei seven times to position themselves for a serious run at the College Football Playoffs.

Uiagalelei finished 19 of 37 for 178 yards with one interception. He bobbled snaps, was out of sync with his receivers and spent most of the day under heavy duress against a relentless Bulldogs pass rush. "We frustrated and confused them," Smart said. Even when Georgia turned the ball over, the Tigers couldn't take advantage. Trailing 7-0 in the third quarter, Baylon Specter appeared to give the Tigers some momentum when he intercepted JT Daniels' pass at the Georgia 33. But after a short gain on first down Uiagalelei was sacked on consecutive plays and Clemson was forced to punt. Clemson didn't score until 9:08 left in the game when a 44-yard reception by Joseph Ngata and a defensive pass interference penalty set up a 22-yard field goal by B.T. Potter, helping the Tigers avoid their first shutout since 2003. - Georgia/AP College Football


(DS#11 FS) Sr/2022 FS Christopher SmithGeorgia
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  08/30/21 - Derion KendrickSr/2022, Georgia, 6-0, 190 (DS#6 CB) + More +

  Georgia's defense trots out on its first possession by nightfall on Saturday and thousands of fans at a near 50-50 split cheer around them. Those in red and black will get their first look at No. 11, Derion Kendrick, in his new white jersey and the iconic Bulldog silver pants. He will likely start as the team's top cornerback. His eyes will lock on Clemson's top receiver. Kendrick might look out of place for a moment, because well, the highly-regarded defender has always been known as a star on the other side.

Kendrick transferred to Georgia over the offseason after an abrupt end to his 2020 season at Clemson. After being cleared of criminal charges in York County, South Carolina, it set the stage for Kendrick's debut against his former team. "We've spoken to him about it and we continue to," Georgia head coach Kirby Smart said Monday. "The hurdle is more of the emotional side in playing your former teammates and old family. It can be a knee-jerker and tough on you at times." Clemson molded Kendrick. It's where the 6-foot, 190-pound cornerback earned All-ACC honors. Now, he's one of Georgia's biggest assets. Kendrick has been discussed ad nauseum among Smart, Georgia coordinators and a slew of players for the month leading up to his debut against the Tigers. Each review has been full of praise. "He came in ready to work and didn't complain about anything. He's been grateful for the opportunity, and that made me look at him as a guy with something to play for," middle linebacker Nakobe Dean said. "It might take a minute for a transfer to buy into the team culture, but he hopped in and was part of us right away." - The State


(DS#6 CB) Sr/2022 CB Derion KendrickGeorgia
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  08/24/21 - Darnell WashingtonSo/2024, Georgia, 6-6, 265 (DS#7 TE) + More +

  UGA football likely will be without two expected key contributors for its top five season opening matchup against Clemson on Sept. 4. Georgia confirmed Wednesday that tight end Darnell Washington and nickel back Tykee Smith sustained foot injuries, but didn't detail how long they may be out. The players underwent surgery that could keep them out four to six weeks, according to a source.

"Darnell Washington and Tykee Smith sustained foot injuries during practice this week," coach Kirby Smart said in a statement released Wednesday afternoon. "They are both undergoing treatment and have an excellent prognosis. Their status is day to day." Ready to read more on UGA athletics? Join our 'Bulldogs Extra' newsletter Washington, a sophomore, is a big target for JT Daniels who came on at the end of last season. He had 7 catches for 166 yards last season. "At 6-7, 280 pounds with ball skills and he can run," offensive coordinator Todd Monken said last week of the Las Vegas native. "He is only going to get better. He's only really scratched the surface." - Athens Daily Banner


(DS#7 TE) So/2024 TE Darnell WashingtonGeorgia
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  08/23/21 - Tykee SmithJr/2023, Georgia, 5-10, 198 (DS#4 SS) + More +

  UGA football could be without two expected key contributors for its top five season opening matchup against Clemson on Sept. 4. Georgia confirmed Wednesday that tight end Darnell Washington and nickel back Tykee Smith sustained foot injuries, but didn't detail how long they may be out. They are expected to be sidelined for at least three to four weeks, according to 247Sports national reporter Josh Pate. Georgia's practices have been closed to the media all preseason, but a source confirmed the players sustained foot injuries Tuesday and were to undergo X-rays. "Darnell Washington and Tykee Smith sustained foot injuries during practice this week," coach Kirby Smart said in a statement released Wednesday afternoon. "They are both undergoing treatment and have an excellent prognosis. Their status is day to day." - Athens Banner-Herald

(DS#4 SS) Jr/2023 SS Tykee SmithGeorgia
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  08/22/21 - Arik GilbertSo/2024, Georgia, 6-4, 248 (DS#2 TE) + More +

  Arik Gilbert, considered an impact addition to the UGA football offense, wasn't at the team's first scrimmage Saturday. "Arik's dealing with some personal issues," coach Kirby Smart said. "We love him. We're thinking about him. We're trying to help him." The LSU transfer's absence raises the question of whether he will be available when No. 5 Georgia opens its season Sept. 4 against No. 2 Clemson. The former tight end was preparing to play wide receiver for the Bulldogs. "We hope to get him back soon," Smart said. Smart didn't get into specifics, but said Gilbert is in good hands having director of sports medicine Ron Courson and others to care for him.

"When you think about a medical staff like Ron Courson has, he has so much experience in dealing those issues," Smart said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with him right now as he deals with those personal issues." Safety Lewis Cine called Gilbert "as advertised," based on summer workouts. He was expected to bolster a receiving corps without star George Pickens who sustained a torn ACL this spring and missing for now Kearis Jackson who is still coming back from a knee scope and Jermaine Burton with a sprained ankle. Gilbert played in eight games for LSU as a true freshman, making 35 catches for 368 yards and two touchdowns. - Athens Daily Banner


(DS#2 TE) So/2024 TE Arik GilbertGeorgia
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