Ladd McConkey named to 2023 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team
UGA football junior wide receiver Ladd McConkey has been named to the 2023 Allstate AFCS Good Works Team, it was announced on Tuesday.
McConkey is one of 22 student-athletes named to the team, which was narrowed from a list of over 100 nominees by a panel of judges.
“It’s amazing to see what these athletes have done at such a young age,” AFCA Executive Director Todd Berry said. “They balance athletics, schoolwork and community service. This is an outstanding group of men who will continue the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team legacy.
Below is the complete 2023 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team:
Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS)
- Tyler Batty – DE, Jr., BYU
- Will Shipley – RB, Jr., Clemson
- Ja’Mion Franklin – DT, RSr., Duke
- Mekhi Wingo – DL, Jr., LSU
- Jaylen Pate – DL, Gr., Northwestern
- Xavier McDonald – LB, Sr., Navy
- Matthew Cindric – OL, RSr. Cal
- Ladd McConkey – WR, RJr. -Georgia
- Blake Corum – RB, Sr., Michigan
- Ethan Downs – DE, Jr., Oklahoma
- Gavin Bartholomew – TE, Jr., Pitt
Combined Divisions (FCS, II, III & NAIA)
- Trent Maddox – QB, Jr., Ashland
- Reed Levi – TE, Gr., Benedictine
- Evan Ginter – OL, Sr., Bethel (Minn.)
- Cameron Bannister – SS, Sr., Central College
- Josh Greene – LS, Sr., Dartmouth
- Colton Hyble – DE, Sr., Grand Valley State
- Spencer Uggla – RB, Sr., Johns Hopkins
- KJ Williams – RB, Sr., Morningside
- Juan Velarde – P, Sr., NC Central
- Jimmy Buck – WR, Sr., Saint John’s (Minn.)
- Mathias Bertram – DB, RJr., Idaho
Honorary Head Coach
- Mike Locksley – Maryland
From the UGA release:
McConkey has given his time to the community in a variety of ways, including working with the following organizations or events: Camp Rainbow, Elks Aidmore Therapeutic Foster Care, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Georgia Division of Family & Children Services, Books For Keeps, Read Across America, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Food Bank, local hospitals, Bulldogs Battling Breast Cancer Golf Tournament, The David Pollack Foundation, Extra Special People “Bulldogs and Buddies” Practice visitation, Extra Special People Big Ball For All and many more.
On the field, McConkey played in all 30 games during Georgia’s run to back-to-back national championships in 2021 and 2022, starting 20 of those contests. He has accounted for 1,209 receiving yards on 89 catches and scored 12 receiving touchdowns while also running the ball 11 times for 178 yards and three scores. McConkey has added 21 punt returns for 279 yards.
McConkey graduated in the 2023 spring with a degree in Finance and a 3.85 GPA (Magna Cum Laude). The College Sports Communicators (CSC) All-District Team member is currently enrolled in the Entrepreneurship Certificate program.
Georgia is set to host the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday, Sept. 16 at Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga. The game will be televised by CBS at 3:30pm ET (Buy Tickets).