Running back Isaiah Crowell has been named the AP SEC Freshman of the Year.
Dec. 6, 2011
ATHENS, Ga. --- The Bulldogs had four First Team selections and two Second Team selections on the recently released Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference football teams.
A member of the 2011 AFCA All-America Team, Charles, a 6-3, 241-pound native of Tampa, Fla., leads Georgia with a team-high 44 catches for 572 yards and five touchdowns and has started the last 23 games in a row. He is the school's all-time leader at tight end with 1,368 yards receiving, is tied with former Bulldog Leonard Pope with 10 career touchdowns and is third in UGA history with 93 receptions.
A 6-3, 241-pound native of Columbus, Ga., Jarvis Jones is the Bulldogs' leading tackler this season with 69 stops, including an SEC-leading 19.5 tackles for loss of 103 yards and 13.5 sacks. Also a 2011 AFCA All-American, Jones surged to No. 2 on the school's all-time single season sack list behind David Pollack, who had 14 in 2002. Jones is currently third on the national sack list.
A 6-0, 218-pound native of Donalsonville, Ga., Rambo is third in the nation with seven interceptions this season and is fourth on Georgia's defense with 52 tackles. He is the team's active leader with 12 picks over the last three seasons. Rambo is also No. 2 on the NCAA's list for active player interception return yardage with 241 yards, which ranks third in school history.
Earning a spot on Pro Football Weekly's 2010 All-America Team, Glenn, a 6-5, 348-pound native of Riverdale, Ga., leads the team with 49 career starts (third all-time in UGA history for non-kickers), including the last 46 contests. He was named the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week following the Bulldogs' 24-20 win over Florida and has helped sophomore quarterback Aaron Murray stand at the No. 2 spot in the conference in both total offense (229.6 ypg.) and passing yards per game (220.1) this season.
Crowell is fifth in the SEC averaging 77.0 yards per game after tallying a team-high 847 yards and five touchdowns on 182 carries in 11 games played. The Columbus, Ga., native has four 100-yard games this season and was named the SEC Freshman of the Week four different times.
Ben Jones, a 6-3, 316-pound native of Centreville, Ala., has proven to be one of the most dominant linemen in the nation and joined his teammates in representing the Eastern Division at the 2011 SEC Championship Game versus top-ranked LSU on December 3. Jones graded out at 82 percent average through the regular season with an average of five intimidator blocks a game. He was named to UGA's Victor's Club 10 times during the 2011 season for his outstanding play on the offensive line and of Georgia's 29 sacks allowed, Jones did not give up any of them.
A 2010 Freshman All-American, Murray, a 6-1, 211-pound native of Tampa, Fla., put together the necessary numbers in 2011 to help him become the SEC's leading active player in total offensive yards (6,193), completions (427), touchdown responsibility (63), touchdown passes (57) and passing yards (5,910). Murray also set a new school record in touchdown passes in a season for UGA (33) in 2011 and touchdown responsibility by a quarterback in a season (35).
A 2011 Playboy Preseason All-American, Butler is averaging 44.2 yards a punt this year as he has dropped 19 inside the opponents' 20-yard line with 12 fair catches. Butler's career average of 45.5 is on pace to blister the former school record of 43.2 and could push the current SEC record of 45.6. Versus #1 LSU, Butler set an SEC Championship Game record after recording an average of 51.6 yards on eight punts, including a season-long 62 yarder.
No. 18 Georgia (10-3, 7-1 SEC) faces No. 12 Michigan State (10-3, 7-1 Big Ten) in the Outback Bowl in Tampa, Fla., on January 2 at 1 p.m. ET.