Seven Dawgs Named Preseason All-SEC

Georgia Football

The final news out of Hoover to officially close SEC Media Days is the preseason All-SEC team and Georgia is well represented. It was a successful week all the way around with this news and the media picking the Bulldogs to win the SEC East.

First team honors on offense go to running back Nick Chubb and offensive tackle John Theus. Offensive guard Greg Pyke landed on the second team, while wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell made the third team.

On defense, linebacker Jordan Jenkins is the lone representative for the first team Bulldogs. Linebacker Leonard Floyd ended up on the second team.

Senior placekicker Marshall Morgan got first team nods for specialist.

Off all the players named to these three teams, Nick Chubb ended up with the most points from the voters with 189. Florida cornerback Vernon Hargraves earned 186 and Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland- 181.

RB Nick Chubb:

Chubb started eight games and played in all 13 of the Bulldogs 2014 games. During last season, Chubb ran for 1,547 yards with 14 touchdowns. He also brought in 18 catches for 213 yards and two touchdowns. This would earn him SEC Freshman of the Year, Coaches All-SEC, AP First Team All-SEC and many other honors. Chubb also gets it done off the field, he made the UGA J. Reid Parker Driector of Athletics Honor Roll.

OT John Theus:

The Jacksonville native has started in 35 of his 40 games played at Georgia. He started all 14 games of his true freshman season in 2012. He would split time in 2013 with Kolton Houston and in 2014 make the move over the left tackle to start every single game. He decided to put off a chance to go to the NFL, for another chance at an SEC title and maybe more at UGA.

OG Greg Pyke:

The junior offensive guard comes off a strong 2014 season, where he was named the UGA Most Improved Player of the Year. This is after he only played in two games during the 2013 season. He and fellow junior Brandon Kublanow earned starting guard jobs after Dallas Lee and Chris Burnette graduated. Pyke is also said to be a pro prospect heading into the season. UGA fans might not know just how athletic Pyke is,

WR Malcolm Mitchell:

Mitchell made a return to the field three games into his 2014 season, after having a setback on the return from the torn ACL that caused him to miss all of 2013. He would finish the year with 31 catches for 248 yards and three touchdowns. Of course who can forget about his 45 yard touchdown catch and run to lengthen the Bulldogs lead over Florida in the 2012 rivalry game? Mitchell says that he is as healthy as he’s been in two years. He also made news at SEC Media Days with the news that he has written a children’s book. It is called, The Magician’s Hat and fans can look for the book to be out in August.

OLB Jordan Jenkins:

Jenkins has started all 26 games in the past two seasons and has continued to improve every year since his impressive freshman season. Last season he racked up 70 (32 solo) tackles, nine and a half tackles for a loss, five sacks, and two forced fumbles. His tackle numbers have risen every year since he started his Georgia career in 2012. Like Theus, Jenkins decided to come back for his senior season.

OLB Leonard Floyd:

Floyd is part of a very impressive outside linebacker group that includes Jenkins and sophomore Lorenzo Carter. Floyd was very strong in 2014 with six sacks and eight and a half tackles for a loss. Floyd was forced to miss the Belk Bowl last year and spring practice while recovering from shoulder surgery. That being said, he is expected to be on the field when Georgia takes on ULM (Lousiana-Monroe) to start the season on September 5.

PK Marshall Morgan:

The Fort Lauderdale native is coming into his senior season in Athens, where he has played in 38 games during his career. Morgan showed the power in his leg back in 2013, when he nailed a 56 yard field goal versus Tennessee. Morgan has made 78 percent of his field goal kicks in his three years with the Bulldogs. He is an impressive five of eight from 50 yards-plus. Morgan has also served as Georgia’s kickoff man for the better part of the past two seasons.

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