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Georgia’s Azeez Ojulari one of four SEC players named FWAA Freshman All-American

Georgia’s Azeez Ojulari one of four SEC players named FWAA Freshman All-American

Georgia’s Azeez Ojulari one of four SEC players named FWAA Freshman All-American

Georgia’s Azeez Ojulari one of four SEC players named FWAA Freshman All-American

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.

Running backs

(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.

Offensive Linemen

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.

Defensive Linemen

(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.

Defensive Backs

(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

Kick returner

Joshua Youngblood Kansas State, 5-10180Tampa, Fla.

Punt returner

(RS) Kyle Philips UCLA, 5-11181San Marcos, Calif.


(RS) Kenneth Gainwell Memphis, 5-11183Yazoo City, Miss.

Player of the Year

Kenneth Gainwell, Memphis

Breakout Performance

Jayden Daniels, Arizona State

Most Inspirational

Kedon Slovis

Coach of the Year

Ryan Day, Ohio State

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