Georgia’s CJ Allen named Shaun Alexander Freshman of the Week
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Georgia’s CJ Allen named Shaun Alexander Freshman of the Week

C.J. Allen
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ATHENS, Ga. – Georgia true freshman inside linebacker CJ Allen was named the Shaun Alexander Freshman of the Week following his performance versus No. 9 Ole Miss, according to an announcement from the Maxwell Football Club Tuesday.

Bulldogs are no stranger to his award as Malaki Starks was the finalist last year and Brock Bowers won the honor in 2021. This weekly accolade comes a day after Allen was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week.

Allen, a native of Barnesville, Ga., led the Bulldogs in tackles with nine stops, including a sack, during his first start filling in for the injured Jamon Dumas-Johnson. He was part of a unit that held the Rebels to just three points in the second half to help clinch the SEC Eastern Division for the third straight year.

The Shaun Alexander Freshman Player of the Year Award is an honor given each year to the most outstanding freshman player in college football. Named after Shaun Alexander since 2018, this award recognizes the exceptional performance and impact made by these players on their respective teams throughout the season. The winning formula evaluates players based on Talent, Character, Ambassador and Legend.

The No. 2 (CFP) Bulldogs (10-0, 7-0 SEC) travel to Knoxville, Tenn., to face No. 13 Tennessee (7-3, 3-3) on Saturday. CBS will televise the matchup at 3:30 p.m. ET. SEC Nation will also make the trip to Tennessee’s campus.

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