2018 Georgia Bulldogs football team

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2018 Georgia Bulldogs football
Georgia Athletics logo.svg
SEC Eastern Division champion
Sugar Bowl, L 21–28 vs. Texas
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEast Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 8
APNo. 7 (tie)
2018 record11–3 (7–1 SEC)
Head coachKirby Smart (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorJim Chaney (3rd season)
Co-offensive coordinatorJames Coley (1st; 2nd overall season)
Defensive coordinatorMel Tucker (3rd season)
Home stadiumSanford Stadium
(Capacity: 92,746)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →


The 2018 Georgia Bulldogs football team represents the University of Georgia in the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Bulldogs play their home games at Sanford Stadium. They play as members of the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference. They are led by third-year head coach Kirby Smart.

Previous season[edit]

The 2017 Georgia Bulldogs football team finished the regular season 11–1 with the only loss coming on the road to Auburn 17–40. Key wins included defeating Notre Dame on the road in week 2, 20–19. After winning the SEC East, Georgia won their first SEC Championship since 2005, defeating Auburn 28–7. Georgia was selected to play in the College Football Playoff for the first time in school history as the #3 seed to face the #2 seed Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl. In an instant classic, Georgia roared back from a 14 point halftime deficit to defeat Oklahoma 54–48 in 2 overtimes earning their first National Championship game appearance. In the National Championship, Georgia was defeated by Alabama 26–23 in overtime. Georgia finished the season 13–2.

Recruiting[edit]

2018 recruiting class[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Justin Fields
QB
Kennesaw, GA Harrison 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 221 lb (100 kg) Oct 6, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars   ESPN grade: 94
Tyson Campbell
CB
Plantation, FL American Heritage 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 181 lb (82 kg) Feb 7, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars   ESPN grade: 91
Zamir White
RB
Laurinburg, NC Scotland 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jun 27, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 89
Jamaree Salyer
OG
Atlanta, GA Pace Academy 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 342 lb (155 kg) Dec 20, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 87
Cade Mays
OT
Knoxville, TN Knoxville Catholic 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 327 lb (148 kg) Dec 20, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 88
Adam Anderson
OLB
Rome, GA Rome 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 214 lb (97 kg) Oct 19, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 85
Brenton Cox
DE
Stockbridge, GA Stockbridge High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 250 lb (110 kg) Dec 20, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars   ESPN grade: 90
Trey Hill
OG
Warner Robins, GA Houston County 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 346 lb (157 kg) Dec 11, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 87
Quay Walker
OLB
Cordele, GA Crisp County 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 236 lb (107 kg) Feb 7, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 85
Otis Reese
OLB
Leesburg, GA Lee County 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 206 lb (93 kg) Feb 7, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 82
Channing Tindall
ILB
Columbia, SC Spring Valley 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 213 lb (97 kg) Dec 21, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 82
James Cook
RB
Miami, FL Miami Central 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 182 lb (83 kg) Oct 26, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 85
Kearis Jackson
WR
Fort Valley, GA Peach County 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 203 lb (92 kg) Aug 19, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 87
Luke Ford
OG
Carterville, IL Carterville 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Dec 21, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 85
Azeez Ojulari
OLB
Marietta, GA Marietta 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 222 lb (101 kg) Aug 17, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 81
Warren Ericson
OG
Suwanee, GA North Gwinnett 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 317 lb (144 kg) Jun 2, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 81
Divaad Wilson
CB
Miami, FL Miami Northwestern 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 208 lb (94 kg) Dec 20, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 81
Nadab Joseph
CB
Miami, FL Miami Norland High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Dec 20, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 82
Devonte Wyatt
DT
Decatur, GA Hutchinson Community College 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 300 lb (140 kg) Dec 20, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 80
Tommy Bush
WR
Schertz, TX Samuel Clemens High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Feb 7, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 85
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 1   Rivals: 1  247Sports: 1  ESPN: 1
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2018 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

[1][2]

Preseason[edit]

Award watch lists[edit]

Listed in the order that they were released

Award Player Position Year
Lott Trophy[3] Deandre Baker CB SR
Rimington Trophy[4] Lamont Gaillard C SR
Chuck Bednarik Award[5] Deandre Baker CB SR
Maxwell Award[6] Jake Fromm QB SO
D'Andre Swift RB SO
Doak Walker Award[7] D'Andre Swift RB SO
John Mackey Award[8] Isaac Nauta TE JR
Butkus Award[9] D'Andre Walker LB JR
Jim Thorpe Award[10] Deandre Baker CB SR
J.R. Reed CB JR
Bronko Nagurski Trophy[11] Jonathan Ledbetter DE SR
Outland Trophy[12] Lamont Gaillard C SR
Lou Groza Award[13] Rodrigo Blankenship K JR
Paul Hornung Award[14] Mecole Hardman WR/KR JR
Wuerffel Trophy[15] Rodrigo Blankenship K JR
Ted Hendricks Award[16] Jonathan Ledbetter DE SR

SEC media poll[edit]

The SEC media poll was released on July 20, 2018, with the Bulldogs predicted to win the SEC East Division.[17]

Media poll (East)
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Georgia 1,977 (271)
2 South Carolina 1,535 (8)
3 Florida 1,441 (2)
4 Missouri 1,057
5 Kentucky 874 (1)
6 Tennessee 704 (1)
7 Vanderbilt 392

Preseason All-SEC teams[edit]

The Bulldogs had twelve players selected to the preseason all-SEC teams.

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 13:40 p.m.No. 22 (FCS) Austin Peay*No. 3ESPNW 45–092,746
September 83:30 p.m.at No. 24 South CarolinaNo. 3CBSW 41–1783,140
September 1512:00 p.m.Middle Tennessee*No. 3
  • Sanford Stadium
  • Athens, GA
ESPNewsW 49–792,746
September 2212:00 p.m.at MissouriNo. 2ESPNW 43–2958,284
September 293:30 p.m.TennesseeNo. 2
  • Sanford Stadium
  • Athens, GA (rivalry)
CBSW 38–1292,746
October 67:30 p.m.VanderbiltNo. 2
  • Sanford Stadium
  • Athens, GA (rivalry)
SECNW 41–1392,746
October 133:30 p.m.at No. 13 LSUNo. 2CBSL 16–36102,321
October 273:30 p.m.vs. No. 9 FloridaNo. 7CBSW 36–1784,463
November 33:30 p.m.at No. 11 KentuckyNo. 6CBSW 34–1763,543
November 107:00 p.m.No. 24 AuburnNo. 5
ESPNW 27–1092,746
November 174:00 p.m.UMass*No. 5
  • Sanford Stadium
  • Athens, GA
SECNW 66–2792,746
November 2412:00 p.m.Georgia Tech*No. 5
SECNW 45–2192,746
December 14:00 p.m.vs. No. 1 AlabamaNo. 4CBSL 28–3577,141
January 1, 20198:30 p.m.vs. No. 15 Texas*No. 5ESPNL 21–2871,449
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time
Schedule Source:[18]

Roster[edit]

2018 Georgia Bulldogs football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 1 Justin Fields Fr
WR 2 Jayson Stanley Sr
RB 3 Zamir White Fr
WR 4 Mecole Hardman Jr
QB 4 Mason Wood Fr
WR 5 Terry Godwin Sr
RB 6 James Cook Fr
RB 7 D'Andre Swift So
WR 8 Riley Ridley Jr
WR 9 Jeremiah Holloman So
WR 10 Kearis Jackson Fr
QB 11 Jake Fromm So
WR 12 Tommy Bush Fr
RB 13 Elijah Holyfield Jr
WR 14 Trey Blount So
WR 15 Matt Landers Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 16 Demetris Robertson Redshirt.svg So
QB 16 John Seter Redshirt.svg Fr
QB 17 Matthew Downing Fr
WR 17 Josh Moran Redshirt.svg So
TE 18 Isaac Nauta Jr
WR 19 Willie Erdman Redshirt.svg So
RB 24 Prather Hudson Redshirt.svg So
WR 25 Ahkil Crumpton Sr
WR 26 Patrick Burke Redshirt.svg So
RB 29 Lofton Tidwell Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 30 Ed Ferguson Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 31 Reid Tulowitzky Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 32 Jaylen Johnson Fr
RB 33 Ian Donald-McIntyre Redshirt.svg So
RB 35 Brian Herrien Jr
RB 36 Garrett Jones Fr
WR 37 Patrick Bond Fr
TE 42 Mitchell Werntz Redshirt.svg Fr
TE 44 Peyton Mercer Fr
TE 45 Luke Ford Fr
RB 49 Darius Jackson Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 50 Warren Ericson Fr
OL 53 Lamont Gaillard Sr
OL 54 Justin Shaffer So
OL 55 Trey Hill Fr
OL 57 Daniel Gothard Redshirt.svg So
OL 58 Blake Anderson Fr
OL 61 Blake Watson Fr
OL 65 Kendall Baker Sr
OL 66 Solomon Kindley Redshirt.svg So
OL 68 Sean Fogarty Sr
OL 69 Jamaree Salyer Fr
OL 71 Andrew Thomas So
OL 74 Ben Cleveland Redshirt.svg So
OL 75 Owen Condon Fr
OL 76 Carson Hall Sr
OL 77 Cade Mays Fr
OL 78 D'Marcus Hayes Jr
OL 79 Isaiah Wilson Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 80 J. T. Dooley Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 81 Steven Van Tiflin Sr
WR 82 Michael Chigbu Jr
TE 83 Wix Patton Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 84 Wyatt Payne Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 85 Cameron Moore Redshirt.svg Fr
TE 86 John Fitzpatrick Fr
WR 87 Tyler Simmons Jr
TE 88 Jackson Harris Sr
TE 89 Charlie Woerner Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 1 Brenton Cox Fr
DB 2 Richard LeCounte III So
DB 3 Tyson Campbell Fr
DL 5 Julian Rochester Jr
LB 6 Natrez Patrick Sr
DL 7 Jay Hayes Sr
DB 8 DeAngelo Gibbs So
DB 9 Ameer Speed So
DL 10 Malik Herring So
LB 11 Keyon Richardson Sr
DB 12 Tray Bishop Redshirt.svg Fr
DL 13 Jonathan Ledbetter Sr
LB 15 D'Andre Walker Sr
DB 16 Divaad Wilson Fr
DB 17 Otis Reese Fr
DB 18 Deandre Baker Sr
DB 19 Jarvis Wilson Sr
DB 20 J. R. Reed Redshirt.svg Jr
LB 22 Nate McBride So
DB 23 Mark Webb So
LB 24 Matthew Brown Fr
LB 25 Quay Walker Fr
DB 26 Tyrique McGhee Jr
DB 27 Eric Stokes Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 29 Christopher Smith Fr
LB 30 Tae Crowder Redshirt.svg Jr
DB 31 William Poole So
LB 32 Monty Rice So
LB 33 Robert Beal Jr. Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 36 Latavious Brini Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 37 Jordon McKinney Redshirt.svg So
LB 38 Azeez Ojulari Fr
DB 39 Hugh Nelson Fr
LB 41 Channing Tindall Fr
DB 42 Jake Skole Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 43 Isaac Mize Sr
LB 44 Juwan Taylor Sr
DB 46 Cameron Hill Fr
LB 48 John Eager Fr
DL 49 Koby Pyrz Redshirt.svg So
LB 51 David Marshall Jr
DL 52 Tyler Clark Jr
LB 55 Miles Miccichi Fr
LB 56 Adam Anderson Fr
DL 72 Netori Johnson Redshirt.svg Fr
DL 76 Michail Carter Jr
LB 84 Walter Grant So
LB 88 Jaden Hunter So
DL 91 Kolby Wyatt Redshirt.svg Fr
DL 92 Justin Young Redshirt.svg Jr
DL 93 Antonio Poole Jr
DL 94 Michael Barnett Redshirt.svg Jr
DL 95 Devonte Wyatt So
DL 96 DaQuan Hawkins-Muckle Sr
DL 99 Jordan Davis Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
LS 43 Nick Moore Sr
LS 47 Payne Walker Fr
LS 56 Palmer Henderson Sr
K/P 90 Jake Camarda Fr
P 92 Landon Stratton Sr
P 93 Bill Rubright Redshirt.svg Fr
P 95 Marshall Long Redshirt.svg So
K 96 Jack Podlesny Fr
K 97 Brooks Buce Redshirt.svg Fr
K 98 Rodrigo Blankenship Redshirt.svg Jr
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
  • Travares Tillman – Quality Control, Defense
  • Josh Lee – Director, Football Operations
  • Jay Chapman – Assistant Director of Football Operations
  • Neyland Raper – Football Operations Assistant
  • Jonas Jennings – Director, Player Development
  • Fernando Velasco – Assistant Director, Player Development
  • Luke Moore – Director, Player Personnel
  • Marshall Malchow – Director, Recruiting
  • Lukman Abdulai – Director, Recruiting on Campus
  • Christina Harris – Director, Recruiting Administration
  • Dacia King – Recruiting Program Coordinator
  • Bryant Gantt – Director, Player Wellness
  • John Meshad – Director, Player Equipment
  • Jake Stroot – Director, Football Technology
  • Sidney Roberts – Director, Football Performance Nutrition
  • William Price – Assistant Director of Football Performance Nutrition
  • Wendel Davis – Graduate Assistant
  • Cody Kennedy – Graduate Assistant
  • Jesse Stone – Graduate Assistant
  • Greg Meyer – Special Teams Analyst
  • Hannah Brinks – Director, Football Creative Design
  • Eric Black – Director, of Football Creative Design

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

Roster
Last update: 10/25/18

Game summaries[edit]

Austin Peay[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 22 (FCS) Governors 0 0 0 0 0
No. 3 Bulldogs 17 21 7 0 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at South Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 3 Bulldogs 17 3 21 0 41
No. 24 Gamecocks 7 3 0 7 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
50–18–2 2017 UGA, 24–10

Middle Tennessee[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 0 7 0 0 7
No. 3 Bulldogs 14 28 7 0 49
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2003 UGA, 29–10

at Missouri[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 2 Bulldogs 7 13 13 10 43
Tigers 7 0 15 7 29
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–1 2017 UGA, 53–28

Tennessee[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Volunteers 0 0 6 6 12
No. 2 Bulldogs 7 10 7 14 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
22–23–2 2017 UGA, 41–0

Vanderbilt[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Commodores 3 3 0 7 13
No. 2 Bulldogs 7 14 17 3 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
56–20–2 2017 UGA, 45–14

at LSU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 2 Bulldogs 0 0 9 7 16
No. 13 Tigers 3 13 3 17 36
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–16–1 2013 UGA, 44–41

Florida[edit]

Florida Gators (6–1) vs. Georgia Bulldogs (6–1)
1 2 34Total
Florida 0 7 7317
Georgia 10 3 101336

at TIAA Bank FieldJacksonville, Florida

  • Date: October 27
  • Game time: 3:30 p.m.
  • Game weather: Mostly cloudy; 68°F; wind 13 W
  • Game attendance: 84,463
  • Referee: Matt Loeffler
  • TV announcers (CBS): Brad Nessler and Gary Danielson
  • Game Book

at Kentucky[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 6 Bulldogs 7 7 14 6 34
No. 9 Wildcats 0 3 7 7 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
56–12–2 2017 UGA, 42–13

Auburn[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 24 Tigers 7 3 0 0 10
No. 5 Bulldogs 3 17 0 7 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
58–56–8 2017 UGA, 28–7

UMass[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Minutemen 7 6 7 7 27
No. 5 Bulldogs 14 28 17 7 66
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Georgia Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Yellow Jackets 7 0 0 14 21
No. 5 Bulldogs 14 24 7 0 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
66–41–5 2017 UGA, 38–7

vs. Alabama (SEC Championship)[edit]

SEC Championship Game
1 234Total
• #1 Alabama 0 14714 35
#4 Georgia 7 1470 28
  • Date: December 1
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Game start: 4:11 pm
  • Game attendance: 77,141
  • Game weather: Indoors
  • Referee: Matt Loeffler
  • TV announcers (CBS): Brad Nessler (play-by-play), Gary Danielson (color), Jamie Erdahl (sideline)
  • Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
25–39–4 2018 L, 23–26 OT

Statistics

Statistics Alabama Georgia
First downs 21 23
Total yards 403 454
Rushes–yards 29-157 39-153
Passing yards 246 301
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 17-34-2 25-40-0
Time of possession 34:30 35:30
Team Category Player Statistics
Alabama Passing
Rushing
Receiving
Georgia Passing
Rushing
Receiving

vs Texas (2019 Sugar Bowl)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Longhorns 0 0 0 0 0
Bulldogs 0 0 0 0 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–3 1984 UGA, 10–9

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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 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 8 7 6 5 5 5 4 6 7–T 
Coaches 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 6 6 5–T 5 5 5 4 6  
CFP Not released 6 5 5 5 4 5 Not released

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rivals.com 2018 recruiting team rankings". Rivals.com. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  2. ^ "247sports.com 2018 recruiting team rankings". 247sports.com. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  3. ^ "2018 Watch List | Lott IMPACT Trophy | Honoring College Football's Defensive Best". lottimpacttrophy.org. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  4. ^ "Rimington Trophy Press Release". May 30, 2018. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  5. ^ "2018 Bednarik Award Watch List". July 16, 2018. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  6. ^ "2018 Maxwell Award Watch List". July 16, 2018. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  7. ^ "2018 Doak Walker Award Candidates". July 18, 2018. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  8. ^ "2018 John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List Released" (PDF). July 20, 2018. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  9. ^ "Butkus Award - 2018 Collegiate Watchlist". The Butkus Award. July 23, 2018. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  10. ^ "Paycom Jim Thorpe Award Names 2018 Preseason Watchlist". July 23, 2018. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  11. ^ "2018 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Preseason Watch List". July 24, 2018. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  12. ^ "22018 OUTLAND TROPHY WATCH LIST UNVEILED". July 24, 2018. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  13. ^ "Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award Announces 2018 Preseason Watch List". July 25, 2018. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  14. ^ "43 PLAYERS NAMED TO 2018 PAUL HORNUNG AWARD WATCH LIST". July 26, 2018. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  15. ^ "Wuerffel Trophy Unveils 2018 Watch List". July 26, 2018. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  16. ^ "Preseason Watch List - 2018 edition of the Ted Hendricks Award" (PDF). August 14, 2018. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  17. ^ http://www.secsports.com/article/24148392/media-predicts-alabama-win-2018-sec-championship
  18. ^ "2018 Georgia Bulldogs Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved January 10, 2018.