Four Bulldogs named 2022 Sporting News All-Americans
Four Georgia Bulldogs have been named 2022 Sporting News All-Americans, according to an announcement on Tuesday.
Receiving the honors from the Sporting News are senior safety Christopher Smith of Atlanta, Ga., junior defensive lineman Jalen Carter of Apopka, Fla., sophomore linebacker Jamon Dumas-Johnson of Hyattsville, Md., and sophomore tight end Brock Bowers of Napa, Calif.
Christopher Smith has started all 13 games for the Bulldogs this season and has the fourth-most tackles on the team with 50. He also has a team-high three interceptions, five pass breakups, one fumble recovery, and a 96-yard touchdown return of a blocked field goal. Smith was also a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy.
In 11 games this season, Jalen Carter has 29 total tackles (13 solo, 16 assisted), seven tackles for loss (27 yards), three sacks (16 yards), two forced fumbles, and 25 quarterback hurries. Carter, a Rotary Lombardi Award finalist, missed the Auburn and Vanderbilt games due to injury.
Jamon Dumas-Johnson, a Butkus Award finalist this season, is Georgia’s co-leader in tackles with 64 (eight for loss) and also has three sacks and 21 quarterback hurries.
Brock Bowers has started all 13 games for the Bulldogs this season and has caught 52 passes for 726 yards and six touchdowns. Bowers has also rushed six times for 93 yards and three touchdowns.
The top-ranked Georgia Bulldogs are scheduled to face the fourth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 31 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga. The game will be televised by ESPN at 8:00pm ET.