Awards groups keep watch over UGA players

For weeks, college football’s various awards organizations have been coming out with their preseason “watch lists” –- compilations of candidates, usually in the dozens, for postseason honors.

Here’s a roundup of UGA players who have been named to the watch lists:

  • Wide receiver A.J. Green for the Walter Camp Award, which recognizes the “player of the year”; the Maxwell Award, which recognizes the “most outstanding player”; and, of course, the Biletnikoff Award, which goes to the top receiver.
  • Tailback Washaun Ealey for the Maxwell Award.
  • Outside linebacker Justin Houston for the Chuck Bednarik Award and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, both of which recognize a defensive player of the year, and the Butkus Award, which goes to the best linebacker.
  • Offensive tackle Clint Boling for the Outland Trophy, which goes to the best interior lineman.
  • Ben Jones for the Outland Trophy and the Rimington Trophy, which goes to the best center.
  • Aron White for the John Mackey Award, which recognizes the top tight end.
  • Cornerback/kick returner Brandon Boykin for the Jim Thorpe Award, which goes to the top defensive back, and the new Paul Hornung Award, which recognizes the most versatile player.
  • And, of course, Drew Butler for the Ray Guy Award, which honors the best punter.  Butler won the Guy award last year and, if he repeats, would be the first player to win it in two consecutive seasons.

One curiosity: White is on the watch list for the Mackey Award, but he’s No. 2 on Georgia’s most recent depth chart at tight end behind Orson Charles, who’s not on the Mackey list.

Believe it or not, there are several more awards that haven’t gotten around to announcing their preseason watch lists. The list for the Lou Groza Award, which goes to the top placekicker, will be announced Friday, with Georgia’s Blair Walsh certain to be on it.

Other UGA news and notes:

Two players who briefly left team are happy to be back.

Walk-on player gets scholarship.

60 comments Add your comment

DawginOH

August 17th, 2010
11:10 am

It’d be nice for these young men to win some individual awards, but I’d just like to see more victories this season. 18 days till kickoff! Go Dawgs!!

Mikey in the SAV

August 17th, 2010
11:11 am

Our Dawgs will have several of these awards come post season.

bardawg

August 17th, 2010
11:11 am

bardawg

August 17th, 2010
11:12 am

Oh well, 3rd?

Mikey in the SAV

August 17th, 2010
11:12 am

In fact, one of the best awards will be the bones on the helmets of Tree and Hitman for the slobberknockers they induce this year. Go ahead and thow over the middle. Dare ya.

Publishers Clearing House

August 17th, 2010
11:23 am

More awards likely to be bestowed on UGA:

Most arrests of athletes

Most athletes who are impersonating students

Most trips to jail by a head coach who’s bailing out his players

Athletic Director who has the most fun

Most athletes enrolled in remedial studies

Most garbage left after a home game

Most recycled beer bottles and cans

Most fans who have never been inside a college classroom

Most fans named Bubba

Most fans unemployed and receiving food stamps

And last but not least,
Most red panties falling from sky.

Born 2 Bark

August 17th, 2010
11:27 am

hey PCH: Get a life dbag!

RxDawg

August 17th, 2010
11:47 am

That says a lot about our talent and depth at TE this year. I wouldn’t trade it for any other teams TE roster in the nation.

78 DAWG

August 17th, 2010
11:58 am

Florida beats us again! US News & World Report of Best Colleges, We’re 56th and the gayturds are 53rd, http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/national-universities-rankings/page+3.
I hate them! And stupid Tech is 35th.

Born to Bark cause I'm a dbag

August 17th, 2010
12:06 pm

If it’s true, don’t cry about it.
How can you not be eligible if your gpa is 3.4? It’s remedial studies, it doesn’t count toward any degree, even at ugag. 1 year of football, 0 credit hours.
Woooooo for our $3,000,000 per year, we just won the weed whacker

1eyedJack

August 17th, 2010
12:11 pm

Yes Born to Bark, you are definitely a dbag.

PTC DAWG

August 17th, 2010
12:41 pm

Wow, a simple article about players and the idiots come out of the woodwork.

ugamsudawg

August 17th, 2010
12:45 pm

Born to Bark, same reason Joe Hamilton can complete 4 years of football, and not be classified a Jr.

gbal

August 17th, 2010
12:47 pm

Enter your comments here

gbal

August 17th, 2010
12:53 pm

HELP –

Does anyone know if DISH NETWORK will be carrying the UGA home opener against LA La?

Hunker Down

August 17th, 2010
1:14 pm

Orson will be a play maker for sure this year!

AltamahaDawg

August 17th, 2010
1:33 pm

When is GTech going to start thier fall practise? I’m tired of seeing these trolls.

Ace

August 17th, 2010
1:35 pm

The punter is the best of the bunch and hopefully will get plenty of play time. The rest won’t happen.

Nick

August 17th, 2010
1:43 pm

Nothing against Aron White, as I feel he’s an outstanding TE, but how can they list him ahead of Charles? Not sure I get that, but what do these pre-season accolades and “maybes” really mean anyway. Let’s see how the season plays out. Also, what about AJ in the mention at least for a Heisman?

76-DAWG

August 17th, 2010
1:50 pm

Orson Charles was one of the most explosive and best Dawg last year . When he catches the ball he immediately turn up field. He also hold onto the ball unlike a lot of player last year. He may not be getting much recognition yet but will be well known by the end of the year by our opponents. For Dawg fans that didn’t follow him last year, you have a treat coming. I just hope that CMR doesn’t under utilize him. This guy is a keeper and will be on a lot of awards list before he is finished at UGA.

Dawg Stephen

August 17th, 2010
1:54 pm

Just wondering if the dawgs have had that many different awards watching that many players before? I would be interested in hearing the stats on that one Tim. Great blog by the way, and terrific summary.

UGAfan18

August 17th, 2010
2:04 pm

I SAID ITS GREAT, TO BE, A GA BULLDAWG!!!!

This just proves it….

2 and a half more weeks my friends !!!

Kramer

August 17th, 2010
2:07 pm

Death, taxes and trolls on a UGA blog.

Starring Kam Fong as Chin Ho

August 17th, 2010
2:16 pm

Kramer, couldn’t have said it better

Sad Richards

August 17th, 2010
2:18 pm

Ok Blind homers let not get too excited about players being on an awards watch list. Remember in 2008 when our dawgs were ranked pre season # 1 which was a absolute bust ? These sports pundits are just blowing smoke up our rear ends. CMR really needs to coach his rear end off and show some big improvements because the last 3 of 4 years have been disappointing.

PTC DAWG

August 17th, 2010
2:18 pm

RE the Dishnetwork question…did you get the games last year that were on the SEC Network? The ones that started at 12:21 ? IF so, you’ll get this one.

Sad Richards

August 17th, 2010
2:19 pm

let’s , an

Sad Richards

August 17th, 2010
2:24 pm

BTW comments are closed on Chip Towers blog concerning LeMay.

76-DAWG

August 17th, 2010
2:32 pm

The key to this years success will be if CMR can bring all the skilled players together and play as a team. Make no mistake UGA is loaded this year and if Murray can be a great leader the Dawgs can win 10, 11 or 12 games. If UGA handles South Carolina like I think this team can, they will go into the Florida game undefeated.

gdawginkalamazoo

August 17th, 2010
2:53 pm

Congrats to these kids for getting the preseason recognition! If Murray can hook up with AJ then you will see AJ on the Heisman watch. Good for Ealey on the Maxwell watch, impressive.

Damon Evans

August 17th, 2010
2:54 pm

Hey …am I on the Red Panty Watch List?

Columbia Dawg

August 17th, 2010
2:57 pm

gbal: the Louisianna LaFayette game will be televised on Peachtree, local channel 17 in Atlanta. Same channel that broadcasts Braves games when they are not on Fox Sports or Sportsouth.

TD

August 17th, 2010
2:58 pm

Hey Sad Richard, would you rather have players on the list or talent that didn’t make the list? How about looking at the glass as half full as apposed to half empty!GO DAWGS!

NOBODYYOUKNOW

August 17th, 2010
3:05 pm

I’ve been told by many of my buddies and fans that Terrance Moore was knocking the dogs on a late night TV sports show over the weekend. I missed it. Does anybody know what it was all about and what was said?

78 DAWG

August 17th, 2010
3:10 pm

It’s not the half glass empty, it’s the truth. Pretending we’re gonna win the SEC every preseason doesn’t cut it. With the talent in this state we should never finish out of the top 25, You make like Richt more than Donnan, but Richt is 2 – whatever versus the team we need to beat year in and year out!

Athenian

August 17th, 2010
3:21 pm

There has to be some filter here. You would think Tech fans were at work with things to do, but alas, they’re not. Probably trolling the nearest video booth near there crappy campus. Lock your doors!

Athenian

August 17th, 2010
3:24 pm

And yes, it is “their” crappy campus. At least I can admit a mistake.

Destin dawg

August 17th, 2010
3:35 pm

we’re going to have a SUPER year !! can’t wait to see the rejuvenated Junkyard Dawg Defense of Grantham, Belin, and Lakatos.. we’ve had the talent.. NOW we finally have the coaches on DDDEEEE !!! Kicking game & special tems will get more attention too… we will be under Dawgs … which will be a motivator… GO DAWGS !!!

Beast from the East

August 17th, 2010
3:51 pm

It would be nice to see AJ win the Biletnikoff award. He probably doesn’t have much chance at the others….those go to RB’s and QB’s 95% of the time. I think he is one of the top 5 returning “playmakers” in the country. He’ll draw double coverage all year unless Murray can effectively go to his second and third options in the passing game.
Only a couple of weeks to go!!!!
Go Gators!

joe

August 17th, 2010
3:55 pm

Don’t forget about UGA as a football team winning the Fulmer cup…they’re a shoe-in.

Sad Richards

August 17th, 2010
3:59 pm

TD…… lets just say that Im cautiously optimistic. 78 Dawg ….you have spoken well my friend !

Oompa Loompa Dawg

August 17th, 2010
4:00 pm

Is there an INT award watch list for midgets ?

RedP

August 17th, 2010
4:08 pm

They didn’t mention the Red Panty Award given to the team that has the most players arrested for DUI.

UGAy by a landslide! :-)

poopdawg

August 17th, 2010
4:23 pm

Redp, ever seen any red panties?

aladawg

August 17th, 2010
6:25 pm

PCH just tell me one thing how many of the attendants at GT games have been in a college class room. You are an idiot every football team in the nation has fans attending the games that those who attended college.

aladawg

August 17th, 2010
6:28 pm

I’ll accept the red panty award might as well since I am wearing all you GT, FL, and AL fans mama’s and sisters panties over my head all at one time. Oh heavens, the smell

Now Aladawg

August 17th, 2010
6:37 pm

if you are going to start cross dressing you need to know that the panties go on your bottom, not your head

TXDawg

August 17th, 2010
7:57 pm

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LHardingDawg

August 17th, 2010
9:59 pm

Congrats guys on getting preseason recognition. Something most of these haters have never gotten, recognition, for anyting.