2017 Georgia Bulldogs football team

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2017 Georgia Bulldogs football
Georgia Athletics logo.svg
CFP National Championship finalist
SEC champion
SEC East Division champion
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl (CFP Semifinal),
W 54–482OT vs. Oklahoma
CFP National Championship,
L 23–26 OT vs. Alabama
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
APNo. 2
2017 record13–2 (7–1 SEC)
Head coachKirby Smart (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorJim Chaney (2nd season)
Offensive schemePro-style
Defensive coordinatorMel Tucker (2nd season)
Base defense3–4
Home stadiumSanford Stadium
(Capacity: 92,746)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No. 2 Georgia x$^   7 1         13 2  
South Carolina   5 3         9 4  
Kentucky   4 4         7 6  
Missouri   4 4         7 6  
Florida   3 5         4 7  
Vanderbilt   1 7         5 7  
Tennessee   0 8         4 8  
West Division
No. 10 Auburn xy   7 1         10 4  
No. 1 Alabama x#^   7 1         13 1  
No. 18 LSU   6 2         9 4  
No. 19 Mississippi State   4 4         9 4  
Texas A&M   4 4         7 6  
Ole Miss*   3 5         6 6  
Arkansas   1 7         4 8  
Championship: Georgia 28, Auburn 7
    1. – College Football Playoff champion
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • *Ole Miss ineligible for postseason due to NCAA sanctions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2017 Georgia Bulldogs football team represented the University of Georgia in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Bulldogs played their home games at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia and competed in the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They were led by second-year head coach Kirby Smart.

The Bulldogs notched their 800th win in program history with a 41–0 victory over Tennessee on September 30, 2017.[1]

The 2017 Georgia Bulldogs were crowned Southeastern Conference Champions on December 2, 2017, with a postseason win over the Auburn Tigers, against whom they had suffered their only defeat in the regular season. This was their first conference title since 2005. After the win against Auburn, 2017 became only the fifth season in which Georgia beat all of its traditional rivals (Auburn, Florida, Georgia Tech, Tennessee) in the same season (previously 1980, 1982, 2011, 2012).

Georgia received its first ever College Football Playoff appearance against Oklahoma in the school's first Rose Bowl Game since the 1942 season. Georgia won by a score of 54–48 in double overtime.[2] The Bulldogs reached the National Championship game for the first time since 1982,[3] but lost to Alabama in overtime.

Previous season[edit]

The 2016 Georgia Bulldogs football team finished the regular season 8–5, with losses to Ole Miss, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Florida, and Georgia Tech. Key wins included defeating North Carolina 33–24 to start the season in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at the Georgia Dome, #8 Auburn 13–7, and TCU 31–23 in the Liberty Bowl in Memphis. Georgia did not receive a bid to the SEC Championship due to the four SEC losses (Ole Miss, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and Florida). Instead, two loss Florida went to the SEC championship game. The 2016 SEC Championship Game saw Alabama beat Florida 54–16. However, the Bulldogs became bowl eligible after their win against Auburn on November 12 and were invited to play in the Liberty Bowl against the TCU of the Big 12 Conference. Georgia rallied from a 16–7 first half deficit to win the game 31–23 behind Nick Chubb running for 142 yards and 1 TD as well as Sony Michel having 126 total yards of offense (87 rushing, 39 receiving) and 2 TD's.

Coaching changes[edit]

Following the 2016 football season, defensive Line Coach Tracy Rocker was replaced by Tray Scott, who had coached at North Carolina from 2015–2016. Rocker was the defensive line Coach at Georgia from 2014–2016. He previously coached the Defensive line for the Tennessee Titans (2011–2013), Auburn (2009–2010), Ole Miss 2008, Arkansas (2003–2007), Cincinnati 2002, Troy State (1997–2001) & West Alabama (1994–1996). Scott was hired by Hugh Freeze at Ole Miss but stayed there less than 2 weeks before accepting the position from Kirby Smart at Georgia and leaving. Before his time with the North Carolina where they won the 2015 Coastal Division Championship and an 11–3 record, Scott was the Defensive Line Coach at UT Martin from 2013–2014. Scott is from Crossett, Arkansas where he played for Arkansas Tech from 2003–2007.

Schedule[edit]

Georgia announced its 2017 football schedule on September 13, 2016. The 2017 schedule consisted of 6 home games, 5 away, and 1 neutral site game in the regular season. The Bulldogs hosted SEC foes Kentucky, Mississippi State, Missouri, and South Carolina, and traveled to Auburn, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt. Georgia faced Florida in Jacksonville, Florida.[4]

The Bulldogs played four non–conference games, hosting Appalachian State from the Sun Belt Conference in the first meeting since 2013 and Samford from the Southern Conference. Georgia traveled to Georgia Tech from the Atlantic Coast Conference and independent Notre Dame in the first meeting since the 1981 Sugar Bowl. In their most recent matches, Georgia defeated Appalachian State 45–6 in 2013, Notre Dame 17–10 for the 1980 National Championship, and lost to Georgia Tech 28–27 at Sanford Stadium in 2016.

From the SEC West, Georgia played Mississippi State for the first time since 2011 when they beat Mississippi State 24–10 as well as Auburn in their annual Deep South's Oldest Rivalry, leading the series 57–55–8 after winning 3 straight times against Auburn including last year's win against #8 Auburn 13–7 in Sanford Stadium.

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 26:15 p.m.Appalachian State*No. 15ESPNW 31–1092,746
September 97:30 p.m.at No. 24 Notre Dame*No. 15NBCW 20–1977,622
September 167:30 p.m.No. 17 (FCS) Samford*No. 13
  • Sanford Stadium
  • Athens, GA
SECNW 42–1492,746
September 237:00 p.m.No. 17 Mississippi StateNo. 11
  • Sanford Stadium
  • Athens, GA
ESPNW 31–392,746
September 303:30 p.m.at TennesseeNo. 7CBSW 41–0102,455
October 712:00 p.m.at VanderbiltNo. 5ESPNW 45–1436,282
October 147:30 p.m.MissouridaggerNo. 4
  • Sanford Stadium
  • Athens, GA
SECNW 53–2892,746
October 283:30 p.m.vs. FloridaNo. 3CBSW 42–784,107
November 43:30 p.m.South CarolinaNo. 2
  • Sanford Stadium
  • Athens, GA (rivalry)
CBSW 24–1092,746
November 113:30 p.m.at No. 10 AuburnNo. 2CBSL 17–4087,451
November 183:30 p.m.KentuckyNo. 7
  • Sanford Stadium
  • Athens, GA
CBSW 42–1392,746
November 2512:00 p.m.at Georgia Tech*No. 7ABCW 38–755,000
December 24:00 p.m.vs. No. 4 AuburnNo. 6CBSW 28–776,534
January 1, 20185:00 p.m.vs. No. 2 Oklahoma*No. 3ESPNW 54–48 2OT92,844
January 8, 20188:30 p.m.vs. No. 4 Alabama*No. 3
ESPNL 23–26 OT77,430
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Eastern time
Schedule Source:[5]

Game summaries[edit]

Appalachian State[edit]

Appalachian State at No. 15 Georgia
1 2 34Total
Appalachian State 0 0 01010
No. 15 Georgia 7 14 10031

at Sanford StadiumAthens, GA

  • Date: September 2, 2017
  • Game time: 6:20 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Few clouds, 81 °F (27 °C)
  • Game attendance: 92,746
  • Referee: David Smith
  • [6]

On September 2, 2017, Georgia faced Appalachian State University. Returning starting QB Jacob Eason suffered a knee injury early into the game, prompting true freshman QB Jake Fromm to enter. The freshman went 10 of 15 for 143 yards and a touchdown, and the defense kept the Mountaineers off the scoreboard for most of the game as the Bulldogs took care of business in Athens.

Notre Dame[edit]

No. 15 Georgia at No. 24 Notre Dame
1 2 34Total
No. 15 Georgia 3 7 7320
No. 24 Notre Dame 3 10 3319

at Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN

  • Date: September 9, 2017
  • Game time: 7:44 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Clear, 67 °F (19 °C)
  • Game attendance: 77,622
  • Referee: Matt Austin
  • [7]

Georgia traveled to Notre Dame for the first game between the two teams since the 1981 Sugar Bowl, which gave the No. 1 Bulldogs the 1980 National Championship. An estimated 70,000 Georgia fans traveled with the Bulldogs for the team's first trip north of the Mason-Dixon line in over 50 years. Notre Dame had just gained over 400 rushing yards in a blowout of Temple the week before, but Georgia's dominant front seven was able to hold Notre Dame's powerful rushing attack to just 55 yards in the victory. Rodrigo Blankenship kicked the game winning field goal late in the fourth quarter, and linebacker Lorenzo Carter recovered a fumble forced by Davin Bellamy on the ensuing drive to seal the game.

Samford[edit]

Samford at No. 13 Georgia
1 2 34Total
Samford 0 7 0714
No. 13 Georgia 14 7 21042

at Sanford StadiumAthens, GA

  • Date: September 16, 2017
  • Game time: 7:39 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Clear, 79 °F (26 °C)
  • Game attendance: 92,746
  • Referee: Lee Hedrick
  • [8]

Georgia dominated the Samford Bulldogs in Athens. Jake Fromm was efficient, going 8 of 13 for 165 yards and three touchdowns, and senior RB Nick Chubb gained 131 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries.

Mississippi State[edit]

No. 17 Mississippi State at No. 11 Georgia
1 2 34Total
No. 17 Mississippi State 0 3 003
No. 11 Georgia 14 0 17031

at Sanford StadiumAthens, GA

  • Date: September 23, 2017
  • Game time: 7:10 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Partly cloudy, 79 °F (26 °C)
  • Game attendance: 92,746
  • Referee: Marc Curles
  • [9]

Fresh off of three dominant victories in a row, including a 37–7 blowout of LSU, Mississippi State came into Athens as one of the hottest teams in the country. Georgia almost immediately took control, however, with a 59-yard touchdown pass from Jake Fromm to Terry Godwin on their first play from scrimmage. Fromm would go 9 of 12 for 201 yards and two touchdowns as Georgia's defense suffocated Mississippi State's offense in the home win.

Tennessee[edit]

No. 7 Georgia at Tennessee
1 2 34Total
No. 7 Georgia 10 14 71041
Tennessee 0 0 000

at Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN

  • Date: September 30, 2017
  • Game time: 3:39 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Partly sunny, 77 °F (25 °C)
  • Game attendance: 102,455
  • Referee: Hubert Owens
  • [10]

Georgia traveled to Knoxville in search of payback for a heartbreaking loss the year before. The result was a 41–0 shutout of the Volunteers, their first shutout since 1994 and their worst home loss in over a century. Jake Fromm accounted for three total touchdowns while the Georgia defense held Tennessee to just 142 yards of offense. This was Georgia's largest margin of victory against the rival Volunteers since the 1981 season, when Georgia won 44–0.

Vanderbilt[edit]

No. 5 Georgia at Vanderbilt
1 2 34Total
No. 5 Georgia 7 14 17745
Vanderbilt 0 7 0714

at Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN

  • Date: October 7, 2017
  • Game time: 11:02 a.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 76 °F (24 °C)
  • Game attendance: 32,282
  • Referee: Lee Hedrick
  • [11]

For the second week in a row, Georgia traveled to an opposing SEC stadium to avenge a loss from the year before. This time, Georgia blew out Vanderbilt in Nashville. Georgia's running backs had a field day as Nick Chubb and Sony Michel combined for nearly 300 yards and three touchdowns, and the team gained a total of 423 rushing yards in the blowout win.

Missouri[edit]

Missouri at No. 4 Georgia
1 2 34Total
Missouri 14 7 0728
No. 4 Georgia 14 20 13653

at Sanford StadiumAthens, GA

  • Date: October 14, 2017
  • Game time: 7:39 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Fair, 69 °F (21 °C)
  • Game attendance: 92,746
  • Referee: Matt Loeffler
  • [12]

The game started out surprisingly close thanks to the strong arm of Drew Lock as Missouri was able to match Georgia score-for-score into the second quarter. Georgia began to pull away by halftime, however, as the Bulldogs gained 696 total yards in the victory, the second-most in school history.

Florida[edit]

No. 3 Georgia vs. Florida
1 2 34Total
No. 3 Georgia 21 0 14742
Florida 0 0 077

at EverBank FieldJacksonville, FL

  • Date: October 28, 2017
  • Game time: 3:40 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 79 °F (26 °C)
  • Game attendance: 84,107
  • Referee: James Carter
  • [13]

Georgia broke its three-game losing streak to Florida with a dominant performance in Jacksonville, their best win in the series since 1982. Senior RB Sony Michel had one of the best games of his career, rushing for 137 yards and two touchdowns on a mere 6 carries, and the Georgia defense dominated once again. Florida's defeat in this game sealed the fate of the Gators' Head Coach Jim McElwain, who was fired within a few days of the crushing loss.

South Carolina[edit]

South Carolina at No. 2 Georgia
1 2 34Total
South Carolina 0 7 3010
No. 2 Georgia 7 7 7324

at Sanford StadiumAthens, GA

  • Date: November 4, 2017
  • Game time: 3:39 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Sunny, 77 °F (25 °C)
  • Game attendance: 92,746
  • Referee: Ken Williamson
  • [14]

Ranked No. 1 in the College Football Playoff Poll for the first time ever, and for the first time in any poll since the beginning of the 2008 season, Georgia defeated South Carolina in Athens behind a balanced offensive attack. Jake Fromm completed 16 of 22 passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns, while the duo of Sony Michel and Nick Chubb combined for 183 yards. The win, combined with a Kentucky loss on the same day, clinched the SEC East for Georgia.

Auburn[edit]

No. 2 Georgia at No. 10 Auburn
1 2 34Total
No. 2 Georgia 7 0 3717
No. 10 Auburn 6 10 141040

at Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL

  • Date: November 11, 2017
  • Game time: 2:46 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 55 °F (13 °C)
  • Game attendance: 87,451
  • Referee: Matt Austin
  • [15]

The No. 10 Auburn Tigers ended a three-game losing streak against the Bulldogs as they dominated No. 1 Georgia at home. Georgia scored a quick touchdown on their first drive but struggled to touch the scoreboard for the remainder of the game. Auburn took advantage of huge special teams blunders by Georgia and held Nick Chubb and Sony Michel to a combined 48 yards on the ground. Auburn RB Kerryon Johnson shredded the Georgia defense for 233 total yards in the blowout victory.

Kentucky[edit]

Kentucky at No. 7 Georgia
1 2 34Total
Kentucky 6 0 7013
No. 7 Georgia 7 14 71442

at Sanford StadiumAthens, GA

  • Date: November 18, 2017
  • Game time: 3:45 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 68 °F (20 °C)
  • Game attendance: 92,746
  • Referee: Hubert Owens
  • [16]

Georgia bounced back from their crushing loss to Auburn with a dominant home win over Kentucky. Sony Michel and Nick Chubb had a huge day on the ground, combining for 238 rushing yards and five touchdowns, and the Georgia defense held Kentucky's physical offense to 124 yards on the ground.

Georgia Tech[edit]

No. 7 Georgia at Georgia Tech (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate)
1 2 34Total
No. 7 Georgia 7 10 14738
Georgia Tech 0 7 007

at Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA

  • Date: November 25, 2017
  • Game time: 12:06 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Mostly cloudy, 58 °F (14 °C)
  • Game attendance: 55,000
  • Referee: Jeff Flanagan
  • [17]

The No. 7 Bulldogs avenged their final loss of the previous season with a blowout win over Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Jake Fromm was a very efficient 12 of 16 for 224 yards and two touchdowns, while Georgia's running backs added 247 yards and three touchdowns in the win. The Georgia defense was strong, holding Georgia Tech to a season-low 226 yards of total offense

Auburn (SEC Championship Game)[edit]

No. 6 Georgia vs. No. 4 Auburn (SEC Championship Game)
1 2 34Total
No. 6 Georgia 0 10 31528
No. 4 Auburn 7 0 007

at Mercedes-Benz StadiumAtlanta, GA

  • Date: December 2, 2017
  • Game time: 4:12 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Indoors
  • Game attendance: 76,534
  • Referee: John McDaid
  • [18]

After losing a terribly one-sided game to Auburn in the regular season, No. 6 Georgia had a chance to redeem themselves with a rematch against No. 2 Auburn in the SEC Championship game. Auburn started off strong, going 75 yards on 10 plays for a touchdown on their first drive. However, in a complete reversal of the regular season game, Auburn was unable to score from there on out. Georgia grabbed the momentum after recovering an Auburn fumble at the beginning of the second quarter, and the Bulldogs would go on to score 28 unanswered points in a blowout victory. This time, the Georgia defense held a banged-up Kerryon Johnson to just 45 total yards, while Sony Michel and Nick Chubb each had over 80 total yards of their own. True freshman QB Jake Fromm played well in the biggest game of his career, going 16 of 22 for 183 yards and two touchdowns. Another true freshman, D'Andre Swift, all but assured Georgia's victory with a 64-yard 4th quarter touchdown run to put the Bulldogs up by three scores. The win gave Georgia its first SEC title since 2005 and secured a spot for Georgia in the 2018 College Football Playoff.

Oklahoma (Rose Bowl–CFP Semifinal)[edit]

No. 3 Georgia vs. No. 2 Oklahoma (Rose Bowl–CFP Semifinal)
1 2 34OT2OTTotal
No. 3 Georgia 7 10 14143654
No. 2 Oklahoma 14 17 0143048

at Rose BowlPasadena, CA

  • Date: January 1, 2018
  • Game time: 2:12 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: Sunny, 71 °F (22 °C)
  • Game attendance: 92,844
  • Referee: Jeff Heaser
  • [19]

On January 1, 2018, Georgia defeated Oklahoma 54–48 in a College Football Playoff semifinal game played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Oklahoma led by 14 points at halftime, but Georgia used a strong running game to storm back in the second half. The game was tied at 45 at the end of regulation time. After the teams traded field goals in the first overtime period, Georgia prevailed on a 27-yard Sony Michel touchdown run in double overtime following an Oklahoma field goal attempt blocked by Lorenzo Carter. The senior duo of Chubb and Michel combined for 367 total yards and 6 touchdowns in the highest-scoring Rose Bowl of all time.

Alabama (CFP National Championship Game)[edit]

No. 4 Alabama vs. No. 3 Georgia (CFP National Championship Game)
1 2 34OTTotal
No. 4 Alabama 0 0 1010626
No. 3 Georgia 0 13 70323

at Mercedes-Benz StadiumAtlanta, GA

  • Date: January 8, 2018
  • Game time: 8:19 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Indoors
  • Game attendance: 77,430
  • Referee: Dan Capron
  • [20]

Georgia charged out to a 13–0 half time lead. Alabama coach Nick Saban made a gutsy call at the half to change QBs, going with freshman Tua Tagovailoa. Alabama chipped away at the Georgia lead in the second half eventually scoring the game tying TD on a 4th and goal from the 6 yard line late in the contest. Alabama had a chance to win it in regulation but missed a short field goal and the game was sent to OT. Georgia kicker Rodrigo Blankenship hit a 51-yard field goal, setting a National Championship game record to give the Bulldogs a 3-point lead in OT. On Alabama's OT possession they scored a TD on second down that won the game and gave Alabama their 5th National Championship under Nick Saban.

Roster[edit]

2017 Georgia Bulldogs football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 1 Sony Michel Sr
WR 2 Jayson Stanley Jr
WR 3 Tyler Simmons So
WR 4 Mecole Hardman So
QB 4 Sam Vaughn Jr
WR 5 Terry Godwin Jr
WR 6 Javon Wims Sr
RB 7 D'Andre Swift Fr
WR 8 Riley Ridley So
WR 9 Jeremiah Holloman Fr
QB 10 Jacob Eason So
QB 11 Jake Fromm Fr
QB 12 Brice Ramsey Sr
RB 13 Elijah Holyfield So
WR 14 Trey Blount Fr
WR 15 Matt Landers Fr
WR 16 Ahkil Crumpton Jr
QB 16 John Seter Fr
WR 17 Josh Moran Redshirt.svg Fr
TE 18 Isaac Nauta So
WR 19 Willie Erdman Redshirt.svg Fr
QB 22 Stetson Bennett Fr
WR 23 Caleeb Roberson Redshirt.svg Fr
RB 24 Prather Hudson Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 25 Steven Van Tiflin Jr
WR 26 Patrick Burke Redshirt.svg Fr
RB 27 Nick Chubb Sr
RB 29 Lofton Tidwell Fr
WR 30 Ed Ferguson Fr
RB 33 Ian Donald-McIntyre Redshirt.svg Fr
RB 35 Brian Herrien So
FB 43 Nick Moore Jr
FB 46 Frank Sinkwich IV Fr
FB 47 Christian Payne Sr
FB 49 Turner Fortin Redshirt.svg So
OL 53 Lamont Gaillard Jr
OL 54 Justin Shaffer Fr
FB 55 Jacob Gross Sr
OL 55 Dyshon Sims Sr
OL 57 Daniel Gothard Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 58 Pat Allen Redshirt.svg So
OL 60 Allen Williams Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 61 Chris Barnes Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 65 Kendall Baker Jr
OL 66 Solomon Kindley Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 67 Sam Madden Redshirt.svg So
OL 68 Sean Fogarty Jr
OL 70 Aulden Bynum Sr
OL 71 Andrew Thomas Fr
OL 72 Netori Johnson Fr
OL 74 Ben Cleveland Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 75 Thomas Swilley Sr
OL 76 Carson Hall Sr
OL 77 Isaiah Wynn Sr
OL 78 D'Marcus Hayes Jr
OL 79 Isaiah Wilson Fr
WR 80 J. T. Dooley Fr
WR 82 Michael Chigbu Jr
TE 83 Jeb Blazevich Sr
WR 84 Wyatt Payne Redshirt.svg So
TE 85 Jordan Davis Sr
TE 86 Wix Patton Fr
TE 87 Miles McGinty Sr
TE 88 Jackson Harris Jr
TE 89 Charlie Woerner So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 2 Richard LeCounte III Fr
LB 3 Roquan Smith Jr
DL 5 Julian Rochester So
LB 6 Natrez Patrick Jr
LB 7 Lorenzo Carter Sr
DB 8 DeAngelo Gibbs Fr
DB 9 Ameer Speed Fr
DL 10 Malik Herring Fr
LB 11 Keyon Richardson Jr
DB 12 Tray Bishop Fr
DL 13 Jonathan Ledbetter Jr
DB 14 Malkom Parrish Sr
LB 15 D'Andre Walker Jr
LB 17 Davin Bellamy Sr
DB 18 Deandre Baker Jr
DB 19 Jarvis Wilson Jr
DB 20 J. R. Reed Redshirt.svg So
LB 22 Nate McBride Fr
DB 23 Mark Webb Fr
DB 24 Dominick Sanders Sr
LB 25 Jaleel Laguins So
DB 26 Tyrique McGhee So
DB 28 KJ Smith Redshirt.svg So
DB 29 Tim Hill Sr
LB 30 Tae Crowder Redshirt.svg So
DB 31 William Poole Fr
LB 32 Monty Rice Fr
LB 33 Robert Beal Jr. Fr
DB 35 Aaron Davis Sr
DB 36 Latavious Brini Fr
DB 37 Jordon McKinney Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 38 Michael Keene Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 39 Rashad Roundtree Jr
DB 41 Eric Stokes Fr
DB 42 Jake Skole Fr
DB 43 Isaac Mize Jr
LB 44 Juwan Taylor Jr
LB 45 Reggie Carter Sr
DB 46 Andrew Wing Fr
LB 47 Daniel Harper Sr
DL 49 Koby Pyrz Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 51 David Marshall So
DL 52 Tyler Clark So
DL 57 Alex Essex Sr
DL 76 Michail Carter So
DL 78 Trenton Thompson Jr
LB 84 Walter Grant Fr
LB 88 Jaden Hunter Fr
DL 91 Kolby Wyatt Fr
DL 92 Justin Young Redshirt.svg So
DL 94 Michael Barnett Redshirt.svg So
DL 96 DaQuan Hawkins-Muckle Jr
DL 97 John Atkins Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
LS 56 John Courson Sr
LS 59 Matthew Herzwurm Sr
LS 69 Trent Frix Sr
K 91 David Marvin Sr
P 92 Cameron Nizialek Sr
P 93 Bill Rubright Fr
P 95 Marshall Long So
K 97 Brooks Buce Fr
P 97 Will Cowart Redshirt.svg Jr
K 98 Rodrigo Blankenship Redshirt.svg So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Jim ChaneyOffensive Coordinator/Tight Ends
  • Mel TuckerDefensive Coordinator/Secondary
  • James ColeyCo-Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Scott Fountain – Special Teams Coordinator
  • Dell McGeeAssistant Head Coach/Running Backs
  • Cortez Hankton – Wide Receivers
  • Tray Scott – Defensive Line
  • Sam Pittman – Offensive Line
  • Glen Schumann – Inside Linebackers
  • Dan Lanning – Outside Linebackers
  • Scott Sinclair – Director, Strength and Conditioning
  • Ed Ellis - Associate Director of Strength and Conditioning
  • Rodney Price – Assistant, Strength and Conditioning
  • Ben Sowders – Assistant, Strength and Conditioning
  • Patrick Doherty - Quality Control, Offense
  • Brian Michalowski - Quality Control, Defense
  • Blaine Miller - Quality Control, Defense
  • Tyson Summers - Quality Control, Defense
  • Josh Lee – Director of Football Operations
  • Jay Chapman – Assistant Director of Football Operations
  • Neyland Raper - Football Operations Assistant
  • Brian Vogler - Football Operations Assistant
  • Jonas Jennings – Director, Player Development
  • Luke Moore – Director, Player Personnel
  • Bakari Guice - Player Relations Coordinator
  • Marshall Malchow - Director, Recruiting
  • Lukman Abdulai – Director, Recruiting on Campus
  • Christina Harris - Director, Recruiting Administration
  • Bryant Gantt - Director, Player Wellness
  • John Meshad - Director, Player Equipment
  • Sidney Roberts - Director, Football Performance Nutrition
  • William Price - Assistant Director of Football Performance Nutrition
  • Travares Tillman – Graduate Assistant
  • Greg Meyer – Special Teams Analyst
  • Eric Black – Recruiting Video Production Coordinator
  • Hannah Brinks – Football Graphic Design Coordinator
  • Clark Williams – Assistant Video Coordinator

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 10/25/18

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP 15 15 13 11 7 5 4 3 3 2 2 7 7 6 3 2 
Coaches 15 15 13 12 8 6 5 3 3 2 2 7 7 6 3 2 
CFP Not released 1 1 7 7 6 3 Not released

Awards and honors[edit]

2018 NFL Draft[edit]

The 2018 NFL Draft was held on April 26–28 in Arlington, Texas. Six Georgia players were selected as part of the draft, and another five were signed to NFL teams as undrafted free agents.[21]

Player Position Round Overall Pick NFL Team
Roquan Smith LB 1 8 Chicago Bears
Isaiah Wynn OT 1 23 New England Patriots
Sony Michel RB 1 31 New England Patriots
Nick Chubb RB 2 35 Cleveland Browns
Lorenzo Carter LB 3 66 New York Giants
Javon Wims WR 7 224 Chicago Bears
John Atkins DT Undrafted   New England Patriots
Trenton Thompson DL Undrafted   Cleveland Browns
Davin Bellamy DB Undrafted   Houston Texans
Aaron Davis CB Undrafted   New York Giants
David Martin K Undrafted   Atlanta Falcons

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