Georgia’s Malcolm Mitchell Added To Biletnikoff Award Watch List

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Georgia senior receiver Malcolm Mitchell has been added to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List, according to an announcement from the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation.

Mitchell is one of six players, including three from the Southeastern Conference, who was added to the list, which recognizes the season’s outstanding receiver in college football.  Ten semifinalists will be named on Nov. 17 before three finalists are named on Nov. 24.  The winner of the Biletnikoff Award will be announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Dec. 10.

Mitchell, a 6-1, 195-pound native of Valdosta, Ga., is the only non-lineman to start all of Georgia’s nine games on offense this year and is leading the team with 43 catches for 617 yards (68.6 yards/game, 14.3 yards/catch) and four touchdowns.  The fifth-year senior has been the Bulldogs’ leading receiver in every game this season, including a season-high eight catches for 122 yards in the win over South Carolina.

For his career, Mitchell is ranked fifth in school history with 159 catches, seventh with 2,102 yards receiving and 11thwith 15 career touchdown catches.  He is also No. 2 on the SEC’s active list in those three categories.

Seven Bulldogs Named To 2015 Preseason Media Days All-SEC Teams

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Highlighted by four on the First Team, Georgia football had seven team members named to the 2015 Preseason Media Days All-Southeastern Conference Teams, according to a league announcement on Friday.

Sophomore tailback Nick Chubb, who was the league-leading vote getter, and senior offensive tackle John Theus were named to the First Team on offense, senior outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins was included on the First Team for defense and senior kicker Marshall Morgan was on the special teams First Team.

The Bulldogs also had a pair of players on the Second Team.  Junior offensive guard Greg Pyke and junior outside linebacker Leonard Floyd were two of the players selected to the Second Team for their respective side of the ball.

In addition, senior receiver Malcolm Mitchell was named to the Third Team offense.

The Bulldogs start their 2015 season versus Louisiana-Monroe in Sanford Stadium at 12 p.m. on Sept. 5.  The SEC Network will televise the matchup.

(Total points earned in parenthesis)

QB              Dak Prescott, Mississippi State (170)
RB        Nick Chubb, Georgia (189)
RB              Leonard Fournette, LSU (180)
WR              Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss (169)
WR              D’haquille Williams, Auburn (154)
TE              Evan Engram, Ole Miss (128)
OL              Cam Robinson, Alabama (167)
OL              Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss (159)
OL              Vadal Alexander, LSU (131)
OL               John Theus, Georgia (129)
C               Ryan Kelly, Alabama (144)

QB              Jeremy Johnson, Auburn (89)
RB              Derrick Henry, Alabama (151)
RB              Jonathan Williams, Arkansas (82)
WR              Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina (147)
WR              De’Runnya Wilson, Mississippi State (59)
TE              Hunter Henry, Arkansas (97)
OL              Germain Ifedi, Texas A&M (124)
OL              Dan Skipper, Arkansas (95)
OL              Denver Kirkland, Arkansas (85)
OL               Greg Pyke, Georgia (83)
C               Mike Matthews, Texas A&M (108)

QB              Joshua Dobbs, Tennessee (62)
RB              Alex Collins, Arkansas (80)
RB              Kenyan Drake, Alabama (34)
WR              Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia (50)
WR              Josh Reynolds, Texas A&M (39)
TE              O.J. Howard, Alabama (87)
OL              Sebastian Tretola, Arkansas (72)
OL              Alex Kozan, Auburn (69)
OL              Avery Young, Auburn (57)
OL              Brandon Shell, South Carolina (50)
C               Evan Boehm, Missouri (81)

DL              Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss (173)
DL              A’Shawn Robinson, Alabama (160)
DL              Myles Garrett, Texas A&M (155)
DL              Carl Lawson, Auburn (131)
LB              Reggie Ragland, Alabama (181)
LB              Jordan Jenkins, Georgia (121)
LB              Curt Maggitt, Tennessee (102)
DB              Vernon Hargreaves, Florida (186)
DB              Cyrus Jones, Alabama (126)
DB               Jonathan Jones, Auburn (122)
DB               Jalen Mills, LSU (118)

DL                Jonathan Bullard, Florida (115)
DL                Derek Barnett, Tennessee (105)
DL                Jonathan Allen, Alabama (99)
DL                Chris Jones, Mississippi State (93)
LB               Kendell Beckwith, LSU (93)
LB                Leonard Floyd, Georgia (92)
LB               Cassanova McKinzy, Auburn (80)
DB              Tony Conner, Ole Miss (117)
DB              Cameron Sutton, Tennessee (115)
DB              Will Redmond, Mississippi State (79)
DB              Tre’Davious White, LSU (61)

DL               Montravius Adams, Auburn (90)
DL               Jarran Reed, Alabama (60)
DL               Davon Godchaux, LSU (40)
DL               Marquis Haynes, Ole Miss (34)
LB               Kris Frost, Auburn (77)
LB               Antonio Morrison, Florida (66)
LB               Kentrell Brothers, Missouri (61)
DB              A.J. Stamps, Kentucky (59)
DB              Eddie Jackson, Alabama (58)
DB               Jamal Adams, LSU (56)
DB               Johnathan Ford, Auburn (52)

P               JK Scott, Alabama (161)
PK                Marshall Morgan, Georgia (100)
RS              Speedy Noil, Texas A&M (117)
AP               Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina (112)

P               Drew Kaser, Texas A&M (92)
PK               Elliott Fry, South Carolina (87)
RS               Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina (75)
AP              Leonard Fournette, LSU (85)

P               Jamie Keehn, LSU (52)
PK               Austin MacGinnis, Kentucky (59)
RS               Leonard Fournette, LSU (66)
AP               Speedy Noil, Texas A&M (84)

Georgia Has A Pair Named To Wuerffel Trophy Watch List

georgiaRelease from Georgia Athletics:

Georgia seniors Malcolm Mitchell and Jordan Jenkins have been included on the watch list for the Wuerffel Trophy, which is known as college football’s premier award for community service.

Mitchell, a 6-1, 194-pound receiver from Valdosta, Ga., was the team’s third-leading receiver in 2014 with 31 catches for 248 yards and three touchdowns while playing in nine games.  Mitchell, who sustained a season-ending knee injury in the 2013 opener, had a combined 85 catches for 1,237 yards and eight touchdowns during his first two seasons in 2011-12.

Jenkins, a 6-3, 253-pound linebacker from Hamilton, Ga., is the Bulldogs’ top returning tackler from his outside linebacker position with 70 stops in 2014.  He finished with 9.5 tackles for loss and five sacks to go along with a team-high 24 quarterback pressures.  In addition, Jenkins forced two fumbles and recovered another pair last season.

Jenkins has already been named to the watch lists for the Bednarik Award, the Nagurski Trophy, the Butkus Award and the Lombardi Award during this preseason.

Former Georgia receiver Chris Conley was a finalist for the Wuerffel Trophy in 2014 and the Bulldogs’ record-breaking quarterback Aaron Murray was a 2013 finalist.

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