ATHENS, Ga. - Senior place-kicker Blair Walsh and junior defensive end Abry Jones have received weekly Southeastern Conference awards following their performances in the 19-10 win over Kentucky, according to a league announcement on Monday.
Walsh was named the SEC Special Teams Player of the Week for the second time this year while Jones was named the SEC Co-Defensive Lineman of the Week for the second time of his career. Jones also split the honor after tallying 16 tackles against GeorgiaTech in 2010.
Walsh, a 5-10, 192-pound native of Boca Raton, Fla., paced the Bulldogs scoring with 13 points, including going 4-for-4 in field goals with three 39 yarders and a 25 yarder. He now has 393 points in his career, which puts him second in SEC and UGA history behind former Bulldog Billy Bennett (409).
Supplying Georgia with a 12-10 edge at halftime, Walsh has now drilled 72 field goals in his career and attempted 95, which both stand at the No. 5 all-time mark in SEC history and make him the leading active NCAAkicker in both categories.
Walsh was also named the CollegeFootballPerformance.com National Place-Kicker of the Week.
Jones, a 6-3, 309-pound native of Macon, Ga., tallied four tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss, and helped the Bulldogs hold Kentucky to a single touchdown and a field goal. In fact, Georgia's defense is ranked 11th nationally in scoring defense (17.8 points per game).
Jones is third on the team with seven tackles for loss of 29 yards while holding down the seventh spot on the Bulldogs with 36 total stops this season. Georgia limited the Wildcats to just 23 yards rushing on 21 attempts (1.1 yards per carry) and just 81 total yards in the final three quarters of the game.