NEW ORLEANS The conga line of Georgia football talent just keeps on flowing.
From the recruiting ranks, into offseason training camp and then with game day performances, the Bulldogs' collection of rising stars continues to shine.
Azeez Ojulari, a redshirt freshman from Marietta, became the latest Georgia football player to make the FWAA Freshman All-American Team.
Ojulari had a mind-bending 36 QB pressures from his outside linebacker position, also recording 36 tackles and 5.5 sacks including a fumble-inducing hit in the Bulldogs' 26-14 Sugar Bowl win on Jan. 1.
Georgia led the SEC In total defense, scoring defense and rushing defense while ranking No. 8 in the nation in pass efficiency defense with Ojulari starting 13 of 14 games.
Earlier this season, Ojulari became the first freshman player under Kirby Smart to be named a team captain.
Ojulari was also named one of seven semifinalists for the FWAA Shaun Alexander Freshman of the Year Award last week.
Memphis running back Kenny Gainwell won the Freshman of the Year Award on Monday.
Gainwell totaled more than 2,000 yards from scrimmage as the Tigers won the AAC and player in their first-ever New Year's Six Bowl.
The Freshman Player of the Year Award began last season, with Clemson's Trevor Lawrence claiming the honor.
The Freshman All-American team started in 2001. Ojulari is the 13th Bulldog to be honored on the team, ironically enough, matching his jersey number.
Eight of those 13 players were signed under Smart, who took over before the 2016 season.
Georgia Freshmen All-Americans
RB Knowshon Moreno, 2007
WR AJ Green, 2008
TE Orson Charles, 2009
RB Todd Gurley, 2012
RB Nick Chubb, 2014
TE Isaac Nautta, 2016
PK Rodrigo Blankenship, 2016
QB Jake Fromm, 2017
OL Andrew Thomas, 2017
OL Isaiah Wilson, 2018
OL Cade Mays, 2018
DL Jordan Davis, 2018
OLB Azeez Ojuari, 2019
2019 FWAA Freshman All-American Team
Sam Howell North Carolina, 6-2225Indian Trail, N.C.
Kedon Slovis USC, 6-2200Scottsdale, Ariz.
(RS) Javian Hawkins Louisville, 5-9182Titusville, Fla.
Sincere McCormick UTSA, 5-9200Converse, Texas
David Bell Purdue, 6-2210Indianapolis, Ind.
C.J. Johnson ECU, 6-2229Greenville, N.C.
Dante Wright Colorado State, 5-10165Navarre, Fla.
Evan Neal Alabama, 6-7360Okeechobee, Fla.
O'Cyrus Torrence Louisiana, 6-5342Greensburg, La.
Ikem Ekwonu NC State, 6-4308Charlotte, N.C.
Sean Rhyan UCLA, 6-4323Ladera Ranch, Calif.
(RS) Nick Rosi Toledo, 6-4290Powell, Ohio
(RS) Travis Glover Georgia State, 6-6330Vienna, Ga.
(RS) Gregory Rousseau Miami, 6-6251Coconut Creek, Fla.
George Karlaftis Purdue, 6-4265West Lafayette, Ind.
(RS) Solomon Byrd Wyoming, 6-4243Palmdale, Calif.
Kayvon Thibodeaux Oregon, 6-5242South Central Los Angeles, Calif.
(RS) Devin Richardson New Mexico State, 6-3233Klein, Texas
Omar Speights Oregon State, 6-1233Philadelphia, Pa.
(RS) Azeez Ojulari Georgia, 6-3, 240 Marietta, Ga.
Shane Lee Alabama, 6-0246Burtonsville, Md.
(RS) Ar'Darius Washington TCU, 5-8175Shreveport, La.
Derek Stingley Jr. LSU, 6-1190Baton Rouge, La.
Kyle Hamilton Notre Dame, 6-4210Atlanta, Ga.
(RS) Verone McKinley III Oregon, 5-10192Carrollton, Texas
Ahmad Gardner Cincinnati, 6-2185Detroit, Mich.
Tykee Smith West Virginia, 5-10184Philadelphia, Pa.
Austin McNamara Texas Tech, 6-4175Gilbert, Ariz.
(RS) Gabe Brkic Oklahoma, 6-2175Chardon, Ohio
Joshua Youngblood Kansas State, 5-10180Tampa, Fla.
(RS) Kyle Philips UCLA, 5-11181San Marcos, Calif.
(RS) Kenneth Gainwell Memphis, 5-11183Yazoo City, Miss.
Player of the Year
Kenneth Gainwell, Memphis
Jayden Daniels, Arizona State
Coach of the Year
Ryan Day, Ohio State
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