April 9, 2005

Spring Football Awards List

Athens, Ga.----- The University of Georgia football team announced its spring football awards Saturday in conjunction with the annual spring G-Day football game. The awards are given annually at the conclusion of spring drills to recognize improvement, dedication and performance on the practice field. The "Junkyard Dawg Award" will be presented at halftime of Saturday's G-Day game. The list of 2005 awards are as follows.

Best All-Around Offensive Player: Leonard Pope, TE, Americus

True Grit Award: Tony Milton, TB, Tallahassee, Fla.; DeMario Minter, SC, Stone Mountain

Most Improved Offensive Lineman: Chester Adams, TT, Luverne, Ala.

Most Improved Receiver: A.J. Bryant, SE, Fort Valley

Most Improved Running Back: Brannan Southerland, FB, Dacula

Biggest Surprise of the Spring (Offense): Michael Turner, C/OG, Snellville

Outstanding Walk-On (Offense): Jason Johnson, TB, Chicago, Ill.

Most Consistent Running Back: Thomas Brown, TB, Tucker; Danny Ware, TB Rockmart

Best All-Around Defensive Player: Tim Jennings, WC, Orangeburg, SC

Outstanding Defensive Lineman: Gerald Anderson, NT, Waycross

Best Tackler: Greg Blue, FS, College Park

Most Improved Defensive Lineman: Charles Johnson, DE, Hawkinsville; Jeremy Lomax, DE, Jonesboro

Most Improved Linebacker: Dannell Ellerbe, WLB, Hamlet, NC; Brandon Miller, SLB, Colquitt

Most Improved Defensive Back: Kelin Johnson, FS, Daytona Beach, Fla.; Thomas Flowers, SC, Austell

Biggest Surprise of the Spring (Defense): Jeremy Lomax, DE, Jonesboro

Outstanding Walk-On (Defense): Andrew Williams, FS, Blairsville

Biggest Hit of the Spring: Jason Johnson, TB, Chicago, Ill.

Coffee County Hustle Award: Dennis Roland, Jr., TT, Bolivar, Mo.; Nick Jones, SG, Bowdon; Quentin Moses, DE, Athens; Mike Gilliam, WC, Tallahassee, Fla.

Junkyard Dog Award, presented by the Touchdown Club of Rockdale County: Gerald Anderson, NT, Waycross; Max Jean-Gilles, TG, Miami, Fla.


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