Welcome to the All-Georgia Team of the 21st Century.
When it comes to a storied program like that of the University of Georgia, choosing the best of the best at every position is nearly impossible. Some names standout as obvious selections…but some positions, it’s not so easy.
Here we make a 21st century all-Georgia team.
The rules are simple….if they did not play for Georgia in 2000 or beyond, then they are not on the list. That means no Champ Bailey, no Hines Ward, no Matt Stinchcomb.
So here goes…
QB: Aaron Murray
Tough one here, choosing between Murray, David Greene, Matt Stafford and DJ Shockley. Murray may have not won an SEC title like Greene or Shockley, and hey may not have been the first overall NFL Draft pick like Stafford, but he did break just about every SEC passing record. There may not be a more beloved quarterback in Georgia history than Murray.
RB: Todd Gurley
Easier pick here, but Gurley still faced tough competition from Knowshon Moreno, Nick Chubb and Sony Michel. If we are talking raw talent alone, it’s Gurley, and I don’t think it’s really that close. Had the NCAA not felt the need to control every aspect of a player’s life, then Gurley would have been your Heisman winner in 2014.
WR: AJ Green
One of the most skilled receivers I’ve ever seen. Easy selection for Green as WR1.
WR: Terrence Edwards
Fred Gibson gave Edwards a run for his money, but Edwards finished his career as Georgia’s all-time leading receiver with 3.093 yards, which also ranks 3rd all-time in SEC history.
TE: Ben Watson
Watson won the battle here between Leonard Pope. Both absolute monsters at Georgia, but Watson did it all.
OT: John Theus
Theus started 48 games over his four seasons, including every game in his last two years. First-team All-SEC selection by the AP and coaches in 2015.
OT: Isaiah Wynn
Wynn started 12 games at left guard in 2016 and many though that’s where he’d play in the NFL. But Wynn proved he can move outside by starting 15 games at left tackle in 2017 and became a first-team All-SEC selection and was recognized as a second-team All-American.
C: David Andrews
Maybe the best center in Georgia history, Andrews was the glue to the Georgia offense. He made 50 career starts, was a three-year starter and All-SEC center, becoming a finalist for the Rimington Trophy.
OG: Cordy Glenn
The versatile Glenn was responsible for protecting Aaron Murray throughout his Georgia career. Since, he has been an absolute star in the NFL and is being paid a ridiculous amount of money for it.
OG: Max Jean-Gilles
Big Max played for Georgia from 2002 to 2005 and was a first-team All-SEC selection and recognized as a consensus first-team All-American. He was a key starter on a team that defeated LSU 34–14 to win the 2005 SEC Championship Game.