Three Georgia Players Make ESPN's All-Bowl Team

Three Georgia Players Make ESPN's All-Bowl Team

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Three Georgia Players Make ESPN's All-Bowl Team

Georgia made an incredible run in 2017-18, and this team team had no shortage of great players.

In the postseason, Georgia went 1-1, with an overtime win against Oklahoma and an overtime loss against Alabama.

With Georgia’s national championship run came great postseason performances, and last week Mark Schlabach released the 2017-18 ESPN All-Bowl team that included a Georgia player on offense, defense and special teams.

Running back: Sony Michel, Georgia
It’s always Sony in Pasadena — and Atlanta. Georgia’s star backfield of Michel and Nick Chubb combined for 326 rushing yards with five touchdowns on 26 carries in the Rose Bowl victory over Oklahoma. Michel had 98 rushing yards on 14 carries in Monday’s loss to Alabama. No other running back duo in FBS history finished with more combined career rushing yards than their 8,407 during the past four seasons.

Linebacker: Roquan Smith, Georgia
Smith, the Butkus Award winner as the best linebacker in the FBS, piled up 24 tackles, 3½ tackles for loss and one sack in two CFP games. He had 11 tackles, one for a loss, in the Rose Bowl, including key stops in each of the overtimes. He had 13 tackles, one sack and 2½ tackles for loss against Alabama in the CFP National Championship.

Kicker: Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia
Blankenship, who is known as much for his goggle-like glasses as his strong leg, kicked a 55-yard field goal, the longest in Rose Bowl history, to help the Bulldogs rally from a 17-point deficit against Oklahoma. In the CFP National Championship, he kicked a 51-yard field goal in overtime to give the Bulldogs a brief lead.

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