Two Georgia Players Make ESPN's Freshman All-America Team

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Two Georgia Players Make ESPN's Freshman All-America Team

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Two Georgia Players Make ESPN's Freshman All-America Team

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Two Georgia players were included on ESPN’s 2017 freshman All-America team

Georgia reeled in the nation’s third ranked recruiting class last year, and its members certainly did not disappoint this season.

On Monday morning, ESPN released its 2017 freshman All-America team that included Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm and offensive tackle Andrew Thomas.

From ESPN:

On Fromm

“This wasn’t supposed to be Fromm’s job, but when Jacob Eason went down in Georgia’s opener, Fromm stepped in and looked like a savvy veteran. For the year, his 9.4 yards per attempt ranked sixth nationally, and he was especially good vs. the blitz, throwing 12 TDs with just one interception and posting an astonishing passer rating of 256.1, best in the Power 5.”

On Thomas

“A year ago, Georgia’s offensive line was a major weakness. In 2017, it was the foundation of the team’s offensive game plan. That was due, in no small part, to Thomas, who started all 13 games at right tackle. At 6-5, 320 pounds, Thomas fit in from day one, working with the Bulldogs’ first team throughout preseason camp. His impact was obvious. Georgia allowed eight fewer sacks this season, despite playing with a freshman QB, and UGA runners averaged nearly 6 yards per carry when going to Thomas’ side of the line.”

Georgia, Boston College and Arizona were the only schools to place multiple players on the team.

Last week, four Georgia players were included on the SEC all-freshman team. In addition to Fromm and Thomas, running back D’Andre Swift and offensive lineman Solomon Kindley made the SEC all-freshman team.

 

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