Jalen Carter, Brock Bowers earn SEC Player of the Week honors
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Jalen Carter, Brock Bowers earn SEC Player of the Week honors

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Georgia sophomore Jalen Carter and freshman tight end Brock Bowers have earned SEC Player of the Week honors, the SEC announced on Monday.

Carter was named the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week, while Bowers was named the SEC Freshman Player of the Week following Georgia’s 30-13 victory at home over the 11th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats.

This marks the ninth and 10th weekly honors for the Bulldogs this season and the first for Carter in his career.  Other winners include redshirt freshman receiver Ladd McConkey (Freshman, Auburn); senior Devonte Wyatt (Defensive Lineman, Arkansas), Bowers (Freshman, Vanderbilt), junior Nolan Smith (Defensive Player, South Carolina), freshman Adonai Mitchell (Freshman, South Carolina), senior Stetson Bennett (Offensive Player, UAB), senior Christopher Smith (Defensive Player, Clemson) and senior Jordan Davis (Defensive Lineman, Clemson).

Carter, a native of Apopka, Fla., finished with six tackles, including a sack and 2.5 tackles for loss, and blocked an extra point during Georgia’s victory.  With Georgia leading 14-7, Carter sacked the Wildcat quarterback to force a 4th-and-15 situation and help the Bulldogs head into the locker room up by a touchdown.  He finished his day by blocking the Wildcat extra point after Kentucky pushed in their second touchdown with just :04 left in the game.  Carter was one of the anchors in the middle as Kentucky managed only four first downs on the ground and just 3.5 yards/play.

Bowers, a native of Napa, Calif., hauled in six catches for a game-high 101 yards and two touchdowns during Georgia’s seventh win.  He helped the Bulldogs distance themselves 21-7 from the Wildcats with an acrobatic 27-yard catch in the end zone.  In the fourth quarter, Bowers put the game out of reach for Kentucky as he caught a 20-yard touchdown catch that was lofted over the hands of the Wildcats.

The Bulldogs’ next game is against the Florida Gators (4-2) on Saturday, Oct. 30 at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. The game will be televised by CBS at 3:30pm ET.

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