Georgia Bulldogs defensive lineman Jalen Carter (88) takes photographs of himself for fans after their 50-30 win against the LSU Tigers during the SEC Championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Saturday, December 3, 2022, in Atlanta. Jason Getz /

Georgia defensive tackle Jalen Carter described by teammates as ‘joking and loving person’

ATHENS — Georgia defensive tackle Zion Logue said many of the Bulldogs laughed when hearing Jalen Carter’s character questioned by an ESPN draft analyst last week.

“A lot of guys were just laughing at it, they don’t know the real him,” Logue said. “They are going off what they hear from other people.”

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Logue said he does not know where Todd McShay might have heard Carter -- an All-American who could be the first player selected in the upcoming 2023 NFL Draft -- had character issues because it’s not consistent with what they know.

“He’s a very quiet guy, he likes to go about his work,” Logue said. “When he gets around his teammate he’s a joking and loving person.

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“I think you saw that when guys came to bat for him when someone tried to bash him.”

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Georgia linebacker Smael Mondon said he’s friends with Carter, and he feels his teammate was miscast.

Georgia middle linebacker Jamon Dumas-Johnson agreed with Logue.

“JC cool, JC fun, fun to hang with, fun to be around,” Dumas-Johnson said “But when we get on the field, it’s all about business. That’s what I like about him.”

Logue said he’s not sure if the rush to judgment on Carter was the result of a pregame exchange at Missouri, or not.

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“Me personally, I had already been out for warmups,” Logue said. “I didn’t even see it. I can’t speak on that. They’ll try to throw anything around.”

Next up, Carter will attempt to throw around Ohio State offensive linemen.

The No. 1-ranked Bulldogs play the No. 4 Buckeyes at 8 p.m. on Dec. 31 in the CFP Peach Bowl Semifinal at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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