Getting Caught Up On Georgia Football

Scott-Wesley Undergoes Operation:

Senior wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley is trying to make a full recovery from his torn ACL that sidelined him for much of the 2013 season. Last week, some news came out that could derail that progress just a little.

According to the Georgia Athletic Communications office, Scott-Wesley underwent arthroscopic knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. The department Senior Associate Athletic Director and Director of Sports Medicine Ron Courson expects a full recovery for the receiver.

Scott-Wesley returned from the torn ACL to play six games in 2014. He ended up bringing in three catches for 52 yards and one touchdown.

One bit of good news could be that Scott-Wesley does not miss any practice time during fall camp. If you’ll remember, fellow wide receiver Michael Bennett had the same surgery and returned about a month later in the middle of the 2013 season.

Seniors Head To Hoover:

Yes, it is that time of year again! Georgia and the rest of the SEC will send their head coaches/three player representatives to Hoover, Ala. for the conference’s media days.

Georgia has decided to go with three senior players to represent the team alongside head coach Mark Richt. Those players are offensive tackle John Theus, outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins, and wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell.

Mitchell is also going to be featured as part of the SEC’s ‘Beyond The Field: Stories of the SEC’ for his off-field work of reading to local kids and his involvement with a book club.

Keep visiting all next week for updates on all 14 schools from Hoover next week. I will be attending all four days.

Awards On The Horizon?:

As is the case with most Georgia preseason’s leading up to the start of football season, a handful of players find themselves on some watch lists for college football awards. As of right now that is the case for sophomore running back Nick Chubb plus outside linebackers Jordan Jenkins and Leonard Floyd.

Chubb is on the watch list for the Maxwell Award (given to the nation’s top running back) following a 1,547 yard/14 touchdown 2014 season. Those totals tied him for fourth most in a school single season with Bulldog legend Garrison Hearst.

The last Bulldog to win the Maxwell Award was Herschel Walker back in 1982.

Jenkins and Floyd are up for the Bednarik Award (given to the national defensive player of the year).

Floyd finished his sophomore season with eight and a half tackles for a loss plus six sacks. Jenkins had nine and a half with five sacks.

David Pollack won this award in 2004.

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