Oct. 5, 2012
ATHENS-----Former University of Georgia star A.J. Green has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Month, it was announced by the NFL.
Green finished the month of September as the NFL’s second-leading receiver with 428 yards on 27 receptions. He has led Cincinnati to a 3-1 record and is the first Bengal to be named AFC Offensive Player of the Month since 2005.
A native of Summerville, S.C., Green was a first round draft pick by the Bengals in 2011 and caught 65 passes for 1,057 yards and seven touchdowns in his rookie season. Green had nine catches for 183 yards and a touchdown against Washington Sept. 23, and last week caught six passes for 117 yards at Jacksonville.
Green is one of two former Bulldogs to be honored by the NFL as Chicago cornerback Tim Jennings was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Month. A total of 34 former Bulldogs are currently on active NFL rosters.