Todd Gurley and Chris Burnette
Dec. 4, 2012
ATHENS-----Six members of the Georgia football team were voted to the All-SEC Coaches’ Team, according to announcement by the league office on Tuesday.
Junior linebacker Jarvis Jones was named to the first team, while right guard Chris Burnette, freshman tailback Todd Gurley, senior nose guard John Jenkins, junior linebacker Alec Ogletree and senior free safety Bacarri Rambo were named to the second team.
Jones has recorded 77 tackles this season, including 22.5 tackles for loss and 12.5 sacks, one interception, seven forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in 11 games. Jones currently leads the NCAA in forced fumbles per game and tackles for loss per game. Jones is one tackle for loss shy of David Pollack’s single season school record.
Gurley has rushed for 1,260 yards and 16 touchdowns this season, becoming just the second true freshman in Georgia history to rush for 1,000 yards. He currently ranks second in the SEC and first among tailbacks with 96.9 yards rushing per game.
Burnette has helped pave the way for 184.2 rushing yards per game for the Bulldogs and the SEC’s second-leading rusher in Gurley. He also helped quarterback Aaron Murray rank in the top-five in the SEC in both total offense and passing yards per game.
Jenkins has accumulated 50 tackles this season, including 17 in Georgia’s last two games against Georgia Tech and Alabama. He has registered two tackles for loss and a fumble recovery to go along with 15 quarterback pressures.
Ogletree leads the Georgia defense with 98 tackles in just nine games. He has been the Bulldogs’ leading tackler in the last five games, including a career-high 15 stops against Georgia Tech on Nov 24. Ogletree also has 8.5 tackles for loss, an interception, fumble recovery and returned a blocked field goal for a touchdown in the SEC Championship Game.
Rambo leads the team with three interceptions in nine games this season and has 16 for his career, which is tied for the most in UGA history. He is ranked second on the team with three forced fumbles to go along with 67 tackles.
The SEC individual award winners will be released on Wednesday and the SEC All-Freshman Team will be announced on Thursday.
Georgia (11-2) will face Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Fla., Jan. 1 at 1 p.m. ET.