Georgia football names spring football award winners
With G-Day concluding things on Saturday, Georgia’s spring practices are officially in the book. And the Georgia coaching staff has handed out some awards for some of the top performers during the spring football period.
The awards given out recognize improvement, dedication and performance on the field. The Coffee County Hustle Award is given each year to players showing the most desire during spring drills.
The defensive winners for the Coffee County Hustle award are junior defensive back Mark Webb and redshirt freshman outside linebacker Azeez Ojulari. On the offensive side of the ball, junior guardSolomon Kindley and junior wide receiver Jeremiah Holloman took home the honors.
Georgia coach Kirby Smart praised Ojulari’s effort multiple times this spring. The outside linebacker missed most of last season with a knee injury but seemed to make serious improvements starting in the bowl game.
“I think he’s transitioned really smooth,” Georgia football coach Kirby Smart said. “I think the bowl practices for he and Divaad (Wilson) and some of those younger players has almost made them like an experienced vet because they got all that work and they were able to go play the whole game like a starter. That helped his confidence now.”
Webb saw work at the star position this spring and figures to be one of the many talented defensive backs that Georgia can use come this fall.
Holloman is expected to be the leader of the wide receiver core this spring following the departures of Riley Ridley, Mecole Hardman and Terry Godwin. Holloman had 3 catches for 54 yards in the G-Day game as well as a touchdown catch.
Kindley meanwhile is even further entrenched as the team’s starting left guard. Kindley has been a key figure on Georgia’s offensive line in each of the past two seasons.
Georgia also named wide receiver Willie Erdman, running back KJ McCoy, defensive back Jordon McKinney and kicker Brooks Buce as the most outstanding walk-ons.
The Bulldogs will return to the field on Aug. 31 when the Bulldogs visit Vanderbilt to open the 2019 season.
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