Media Tab Bulldogs Fifth In SEC, Mann All-SEC

georgia-logo2Release from Georgia Athletics:

Georgia was predicted to finish fifth in the SEC this season and senior guard Charles Mann was tabbed second-team All-SEC in preseason balloting of selected national and league media. The results were released Wednesday in association with SEC Tipoff ’16, the league’s media day.

The Bulldogs return three starters and nine letterwinners from last year’s squad. Georgia also welcomes five freshmen to this year’s roster.

Last season, Georgia finished 21-12 overall and 11-7 (t-3rd) in the SEC. The Bulldogs earned an NCAA Tournament bid, falling to Michigan State, an eventual Final Four team, in the first round. Georgia is coming off back-to-back 20-win seasons for just the third time in program history and is one of only two league programs to earn a top-4 seed (and a “double-bye”) for each of the past two SEC Tournaments.

Kentucky was the media’s selection as SEC champion, followed by Vanderbilt, Texas A&M, LSU, the Bulldogs, Florida, South Carolina, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Auburn, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama and Missouri. Media ranked the teams 1-14, with 14 points awarded for a first-place vote and descending amounts down to one point for 14th place.

Mann is a 6-5, 215-pound senior from Alpharetta, Ga. Among the league’s active statistical leaders, Mann enters his final campaign in Athens second in career scoring (1,042 points) and first in career assists (308). Last season, he ranked No. 24 in the SEC in scoring (11.2 ppg) and No. 10 in assists (3.6 apg).

Georgia will host Armstrong Atlantic in a preseason exhibition on Friday, Nov. 6, before officially opening the 2015-16 season against Chattanooga on Friday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. at Stegeman Coliseum.

Georgia¹s Reggie Davis Named SEC Special Teams Player Of The Week

georgiaRelease from Georgia Athletics:

Georgia junior Reggie Davis has been named the Southeastern Conference Special Teams Player of the Week following his performance at Tennessee, according to a league announcement.

Thanks to his outing in Knoxville, Tenn., Davis was also one of two players included on this week’s Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll.

This marks the fourth SEC weekly award for the Bulldogs this season, including sophomore Isaiah McKenzie earning the Special Teams Player of the Week following the win at Vanderbilt.  Davis earned the first SEC weekly recognition of his career as the conference’s Freshman of the Week in 2013.

Davis, a receiver/returner from Tallahassee, Fla., scored his first career punt return touchdown on a 70-yarder during the second quarter at Tennessee and finished with a career-high 244 all-purpose yards.  He also had four kickoff returns for 73 yards, including a 24-yarder against the Volunteers.

On offense, Davis posted his second career 100-yard game after snagging three catches for a game-high 101 yards and a touchdown, which was a 48-yarder that evened the score at 31-all in the final quarter.  He is averaging a team-high 16.5 yards per catch for the Bulldogs with 10 or more catches this season.

Georgia (4-2, 2-2 SEC) hosts Missouri (4-2, 1-2) at Sanford Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 17.

@footballuga Put Nine On Preseason Coaches All-SEC Football Teams @ugaathletics

Georgia running back Nick Chubb (27) breaks a tackle during Georgia's game with Auburn on Saturday, November 15, 2014 in Athens, Ga. (Photo by Sean Taylor)
Georgia running back Nick Chubb (27) breaks a tackle during Georgia’s game with Auburn on Saturday, November 15, 2014 in Athens, Ga. (Photo by Sean Taylor)

Release from Georgia Athletics:

Georgia had nine members of its 2015 squad named to the Preseason Coaches All-Southeastern Conference Football Teams, according to a league announcement on Tuesday.

Four of the Bulldog selections were named to the First Team.  Senior left tackle John Theus, sophomore tailback Nick Chubb, senior outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins and senior kicker Marshall Morgan were included in the 26 players selected on offense, defense and special teams.

Junior guard Greg Pyke, senior receiver Malcolm Mitchell and sophomore returner/receiver Isaiah McKenzie were named to the Second Team while junior outside linebacker Leonard Floyd and sophomore outside linebacker Lorenzo Carter were voted to the Third Team.

The Bulldogs start their 2015 season versus the University of Louisiana at Monroe in Sanford Stadium at 12 p.m. on Sept. 5.