Some of the members of the Georgia football team were recognized for their play and leadership provided during Kirby Smart’s first season.
Center Brandon Kublanow, defensive back Maurice Smith and running backs Sony Michel and Nick Chubb were all named permanent captains for the 2016 season. Smith represented the defense while Kublanow, Michel and Chubb represented the offensive side of the ball.
At the team’s annual year end banquet, Georgia also handed out several other awards:
Vince Dooley Award(Most Valuable Player(s)):
Sony Michel and Nick Chubb(offense), Roquan Smith and Maurice Smith(defense) and Isaiah McKenzie(special teams)
Charley Trippi(most versatile)
Frank Sinkwich(Player who demonstrates the most toughness):
Greg Pyke(offense) and Dominick Sanders(defense)
David Jacobs Award(player who portrays courage, spirit, character and determination):
Former Southern wide receiver Devon Gales.
The Up Front Awards(Play in the trenches):
Isaiah Wynn, John Atkins and Isaiah Wynn
Newcomers of the Year:
Jacob Eason, Isaac Nauta, David Marshall, Julian Rochester and D’Andre Walker
Most Improved Players:
Lamont Galliard, Javon Wims, Davin Bellamy, Natrez Patrick, Aaron Davis and Rodrigo Blankenship
Community Service Award:
Senior Scholar Award: