It’s not a secret that UGA sends a lot of players to the NFL. In fact, 56 players have left Athens to play on Sundays over the past 10 years, fourth-most of any program during that span.
Although they may not play between the hedges anymore, fans still feel a sense of pride when a former Bulldog leads his team to a victory at football’s highest level. During the 2015 NFL season, we will track the top performances from former UGA players each week.
These Dawgs of years past had the best games in Week 3:
A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati – The former UGA standout had one of the top performances in the NFL this weekend. Green had 10 catches for 227 yards and two touchdowns while playing a crucial role in his team’s 28-24 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.
Cordy Glenn, OL, Buffalo – Glenn made his third start of the season at left tackle for the Buffalo Bills in the 41-14 win over the Miami Dolphins. The former UGA lineman was part of a unit that led the way for 151 rushing yards and did not allow a sack on quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who threw for 277 yards and three touchdowns.
David Andrews, C, New England – An anchor on the UGA offensive line, Andrews is the only offensive player for the Patriots to play every snap through the team’s first three games. He has become a strong contributor on an offensive line that just helped score 51 points against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Thomas Davis, LB, Carolina – In season No. 11, Davis continues to play at an extremely high level. The former All-American registered 10 total tackles, a tackle for a loss and a forced fumble in the Panthers’ win over New Orleans.
Alec Ogletree, LB, St. Louis – Ogletree is solidifying his reputation as one of the top young linebackers in the NFL. The UGA standout recorded nine tackles, a tackle for a loss and two sacks as the Rams defense held the Pittsburgh Steelers to only 12 points in the loss.
Reshad Jones, DB, Miami – Jones has stood out for the Dolphins in the first three weeks of the season. In the loss to Buffalo, Jones racked up a team-high nine tackles and also broke up a pass.
A.J. Green, 80-yard TD. Been a handful of spectacular plays in this game: https://t.co/KnmcHDPsiC
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Through 3 games, only one #Patriots player has played every snap this season — UDFA rookie C David Andrews. Go figure
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