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Georgia’s Jordan Davis Included As Walter Camp Player Of The Year Semifinalist
ATHENS, Ga. --- Georgia senior lineman Jordan Davis has been named one of 15 semifinalists for the Walter Camp Player of the Year, according to an announcement from the Walter Camp Football Foundation.
Davis, native of Charlotte, N.C., is one of four semifinalists from the Southeastern Conference. The Walter Camp Player of the Year is voted on by the 130 Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors. A list of five finalists will be announced on Dec. 2, and the winner announced on ESPN’s Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Dec. 9.
College Football Hall of Famer Herschel Walker is the only Bulldog to ever win the Walter Camp Player of the Year award in 1982.
Davis is already a Bednarik Award semifinalist after tallying 21 stops, including 3.5 tackles for loss and two sacks, through the Bulldogs’ undefeated start. He has been instrumental in a defense that ranks first nationally in Scoring Defense (6.6 points/game) and Red Zone Defense (56 percent) and second in Total Defense (231.8 yards/game), Passing Yards Allowed (151.1 y/g) and Rushing Defense (80.7 y/g).
The No. 1 Bulldogs (9-0, 7-0 SEC) travel to Knoxville, Tenn., to take on Tennessee (5-4, 3-3) on Saturday. CBS will televise the matchup at 3:30 p.m.