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QB J.T. Daniels Leads Red Team to 28-23 Win Against Black Team

Georgia quarterback JT Daniels (18) during the G-Day scrimmage on Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, April 17, 2021. (Photo by Tony Walsh)

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UGA Sports Communications

Georgia fans during the 2021 G-Day Game at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, April 17, 2021. (photo by Rob Davis)

ATHENS, Ga. — Quarterback JT Daniels passed for more than 300 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Red past the Black 28-23 in Georgia’s G-Day Game on Saturday in front of 20,524 at Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium.

 

Daniels went 28-of-41 for 324 yards with touchdown passes to receivers Adonai Mitchell, Kearis Jackson, and Demetris Robertson.

 

Mitchell led all receivers with seven catches for 105 yards and the touchdown. Robertson pitched in 88 yards and his score. Tailback James Cook had 61 yards receiving and 26 yards rushing for the Red, while tailback Zamir White rushed for 28 yards and a touchdown and had 50 yards receiving.

 

Quarterback Carson Beck paced the Black by going 22-of-31 for 236 yards and two touchdowns. Tailback Kendall Milton rushed for a touchdown and 34 yards and added 31 yards receiving. Tight end Darnell Washington led the Black with 84 yards receiving and one touchdown.

 

Defensive back Javon Bullard had a Red-best seven tackles, including five solo. Defensive back Major Burns followed with six tackles. Defensive lineman Zion Logue recovered a fumble and had a sack.

 

For the Black, linebacker Quay Walker had a game-high eight tackles, followed by defensive back Ameer Speed with seven. Defensive lineman Devonte Wyatt was credited with two sacks.

 

The Black squad struck first on Saturday as Milton raced in from eight yards out. Kicker Jack Podlesny booted the PAT for a 7-0 lead with 3:22 left in the first quarter. The touchdown was set up by Washington’s 51-yard catch from Beck.

 

The Red countered with a 2-yard rushing touchdown by White with 2:43 left in the half. Kicker/punter Jake Camarda’s PAT knotted the game at 7-7.

 

Podlesny, the hero of Georgia’s win in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, broke the tie with a 35-yard field goal with 1:25 remaining.

 

Daniels connected with Mitchell on a 24-yarder as time expired in the first half, then hit Jackson on a 9-yarder with 48 seconds remaining in the third quarter. Camarda converted both extra points for the Red.

 

The Black squad made things interesting in the fourth quarter as Beck and Washington connected again, this time on a 13-yard touchdown pass. A two-point conversion failed, leaving the score at 21-16 with 2:22 remaining.

 

But Daniels answered with this third touchdown strike, finding Robertson on a 59-yard catch and run. Camarda’s PAT made it 28-16 with 1:52 left.

 

Beck capped the game by finding receiver Jaylen Johnson on a 10-yard touchdown pass with 22 seconds to go. Podlesny’s PAT accounted for the final margin.

 

Georgia will open the 2021 season on Sept. 4 in Charlotte, N.C., against Clemson. The Bulldogs’ home opener will be Sept. 11 against UAB.​

Georgia Schedules 2026-27 Games with Louisville

ATHENS — Georgia and Louisville have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2026 and 2027 according to a joint announcement Wednesday by the two schools.

 

The Bulldogs will visit Louisville on September 19, 2026, and the Cardinals will return to Athens on September 18, 2027.  Georgia and Louisville have only met once previously—the 2014 Belk Bowl in Charlotte, a 37-14 Bulldog victory.

 

Georgia’s previously announced home-and-home series with Power 5 non-conference opponents include two with Clemson (2029 at Clemson and 2030 in Athens, and 2032 in Athens and 2033 at Clemson); Texas (2028 at Austin and 2029 in Athens); UCLA (2025 in Pasadena and 2026 in Athens); Florida State (2027 in Tallahassee and 2028 in Athens); Oklahoma (2023 in Norman and 2031 in Athens); and Ohio State (2030 in Athens and 2031 in Columbus).  The Bulldogs also have two neutral site Power 5 games in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Atlanta’s Mercedes Benz Stadium:  2022 vs. Oregon and 2024 vs. Clemson.

 

2021 – Clemson opener in Charlotte

2022 – Oregon in Kickoff game in Atlanta

2023 – at Oklahoma

2024 – Clemson in kickoff game in Atlanta

2025 – at UCLA

2026 – UCLA in Athens; at Louisville

2027 – at FSU; Louisville in Athens

2028 – FSU in Athens; at Texas

2029 –  at Clemson; Texas in Athens

2030 –  Clemson in Athens; Ohio State in Athens

2031 – Oklahoma in Athens; at Ohio State

2032 – Clemson in Athens

2033 –  at Clemson

Pickens Injures Right Knee in Practice

Georgia wide receiver George Pickens (1) during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga., on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 2021. (Photo by Chamberlain Smith)

For Immediate Release

March 24, 2021

 

Statement from UGA Athletic Association:

 

George Pickens, a junior wide receiver from Hoover, AL, injured his right knee in spring football practice on a non-contact play on Tuesday afternoon. MRI confirmed an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), which will require surgery. He has already started his pre-op rehabilitation program under the supervision of the UGAAA sports medicine staff and a full recovery is anticipated.

 

“The good news is that the MRI showed it to be an isolated injury with no other structures involved,” said UGA head coach Kirby Smart.  “George is a hard worker. I know he will bring the same work ethic to rehab that he shows in practice every day.”

 

All-American Bowl announces 3 new additions to Selection Committee – Snoop Dogg, Brent Williams, and Rick Mantz

The All-American Bowl today announced three new additions to the Selection Committee – Snoop Dogg, Brent Williams, and Rick Mantz.

 

The All-American Bowl Selection Committee works to select and recruit the top senior football players in the nation to participate in the All-American Bowl, the nation’s top high school all-star game. The Selection Committee is comprised of 247Sports, adidas, All-American Bowl and NBC Sports staff, along with Snoop Dogg, Williams and Mantz.

 

Following are the new additions to the All-American Bowl Selection Committee:

Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is a national media personality and has successfully operated the Snoop Youth Football League (SYFL) in Southern California since 2005. The SYFL has produced several All-Americans over the years, including De’Anthony Thomas, Jack Jones and Jaylin Smith.   Snoop will bring his passion for football and upbeat personality to the committee.

Brent Williams is the President of NextGen Camps, which he founded in 2014.  NextGen Camps discover and provide exposure for the country’s best high school underclassmen and middle school football players. Over the past seven years, more than 7,000 Division I scholarships have been offered to NextGen Alumni.  Williams, a University of Toledo alum, spent 11 years in the NFL as a defensive lineman with the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks and New York Jets.

Rick Mantz is an inductee of the New Jersey Coaches Association Hall of Fame after comprising a career record of 121-60 during his different tenures as a head coach. Previously, he Mantz has served as the Director of High School Football for Rutgers University. Mantz brings over 30 years of coaching and scouting experience to the All-American Bowl.

 

SEC Announces 2019-20 Revenue Distribution

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (February 4, 2021) – Commissioner Greg Sankey announced Thursday that $657.7 million of total revenue was divided among the 14 universities of the Southeastern Conference for the 2019-20 fiscal year, which ended August 31, 2020.

 

The total includes $637.7 million distributed from the conference office, as well as $20.0 million retained by universities that participated in 2019-20 football bowl games to offset travel and other related bowl expenses.

 

The average amount distributed from the conference office, excluding bowl money retained by participants, was slightly over $45.5 million per school.

 

“We are proud of the support our 14 member universities are able to provide to our student-athletes as a direct result of the revenue distributed through the Southeastern Conference,” said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey.  “The SEC’s conference-wide commitment to the student-athlete experience is profound and translates into superior instruction, training, equipment, academic counseling, medical care, mental health and wellness support and life-skills development.”

 

Currently more than 5,400 female and male student-athletes across the SEC receive financial aid, and counting non-scholarship participants, more than 7,800 total student-athletes participate in sports sponsored by SEC universities.

 

The 2019-20 academic year was the fifth in which SEC athletics programs funded the costs associated with providing scholarships based on a student-athlete’s full cost of attendance.  In addition, each SEC university utilizes a portion of the revenues to fund a wide range of academic and campus improvement initiatives, including academic scholarships, endowed faculty positions, student wellness programs, research programs, and forward-looking building projects.

 

“Revenues generated through SEC athletics often contribute in significant and unique ways to the academic missions of our 14 universities,” Sankey said. “Past examples of how this revenue has had an impact outside athletics has included participation in the construction and renovation of academic facilities, support of academic scholarship opportunities, funding of academic programs and direct transfers of funds to support academic budgets.”

 

The total distribution amount is comprised of revenue generated from television agreements, post-season bowl games, the College Football Playoff, the SEC Football Championship, the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament, NCAA Championships and a supplemental surplus distribution.

 

The distribution amount does not include an additional $6.1 million of NCAA and SEC grants divided among the 14 member universities.

 

The total revenue for 2019-20 is an increase above the $651.0 million distributed in 2018-19.  The average per school distribution increased from $44.6 million in 2018-19, not including bowl money retained by participants.

Coach Kirby Smart on 2020-2021 Signing Class

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart during a press conference in Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall in Athens, Ga., on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. (Photo by Tony Walsh)

The following is a transcript of Georgia head coach Kirby Smart from Wednesday, Feb. 3.

On the returners…

“I don’t get heavily involved or put emotions in those decisions because we do the best we can to educate those guys and get them information. Ultimately, each player and their family have to make those decisions. It’s an investment in them and we spend a bunch of money on getting the information, whether it’s the services we get talking to NFL teams, traveling to visit with parents, we invest a lot of time and energy in getting them good information to make a good decision. It’s up to each and every guy, and I’m not very critical of those decisions they make. I don’t know if they actually know the right decision, because there isn’t really a wrong one. It’s more of what suits the needs of others. Some guys have graduated and it’s onto the next step, other guys are close to graduation and they think it’s time for them to make that leap. We certainly support those guys, I’m looking forward to them working out and training. We’re fired up about the guys who decided to return.”

On Demetris Robertson, Walter Grant, Julian Rochester and their plans…

“I know most of their plans, some of them are working out with us and some aren’t. To be honest with you, we’re worried about the guys that are working out and I don’t want to get into specifics about those guys. Some of them may not have even made up their minds yet, but most of them have. It’ll play out over the next several weeks as spring practices come to fruition.”

On Georgia’s position needs and how the team is managing its roster….

“I’m very pleased. I don’t look at this as a signing day zoom because our class was pretty much done in December. I think that’s the way it’s moving forward too, especially in terms of COVID-19. It’s kind of anticlimactic to talk about the signing class because we’ve been focused on them since they arrived mid-year and were able to practice, enroll in school and begin workouts with us. I’m excited about those guys and it’s an interesting class because the first time you saw some of them was when they were walking in for school or practice because you didn’t get the official visit time with them. I’m excited about those guys coming in to work and they’re a really good academic group, we thought it was a good class all-in-all.”

On Will Muschamp’s role with the football program…

“As of last week, we were able to get things completed with Will. He’ll be joining our staff in an off-the-field role— we call it an analyst. He’s already made a lot of strides in terms of helping me [and] helping our staff. He’ll be able to help coach the coaches, and he’ll be working with the defensive side of the ball. It’s very helpful to have a guy who has been a head coach at two places in our conference. He knows the ins and outs of this conference. He’ll be able to help our staff, our coaches, in a lot of ways, and I’m excited to be able to have him join us.”

 

On an update for players who had postseason surgeries and spring availability for Nakobe Dean, MJ Sherman and Micah Morris…

“Those guys had some postseason work done. Each one will be individually based on whether they’re ready for spring, based on their recovery and the time it takes to recover. I don’t know if Nakobe will be able to go through spring or not; he’ll certainly be able to do a lot of things, but he may not be full contact. The guys that have labral repairs most of the time won’t make it to the spring, in terms of contact. So, if you’re talking about MJ, Micah and Nakobe, you’re talking about labrums.”

 

On when Will Muschamp expressed interest in returning to an unfilled role at UGA…

“I would say that any time you’re an aspiring coach, you want to get on the field and get an opportunity to go coach on the grass. I know he’s not through with his coaching days, and that’s really important for him to be able to get out there and have the relationships and go develop a position group and coach. I know that’s important to him, and his family has been his focus here recently, because I know he feels like he’s moved his family all over the country. This is an opportunity for him to get back to get back to them and be with them and be able to watch his son play.”

On how he knows when a player is verbally committed to his program during COVID…

“It’s no different than it’s ever been. [Prospects] can text you, they can call you, they can zoom— they didn’t always do it in person. As a matter of fact, most of the commitments I’ve ever received were not face-to-face. Most of the commitments I’ve received occurred after a kid came and visited. You know, he wanted to go home, sleep it off, spend time with his family, and check in with his coach. Whenever they he felt comfortable making a verbal commitment, he did it by calling you and letting you know, or maybe letting the position coach know, and then that coach referred him to the head coach. That really hasn’t changed. The matter of how they go about committing hasn’t really changed. The entire recruiting process has changed because we don’t get much face-to-face interaction.”

On what the process of getting the early enrollees on campus was like and what he has seen from them…

“You mean, do you want me to create an unrealistic expectation for them? Is that what you want me to do? I mean, I’ve gotten to be around them a little bit, yeah. I’ve been able to see them work out and lift in the weight room, but the guys we got to see practice briefly, I think we got maybe three or four practices in with those guys before we had to go to Atlanta for the bowl. So, no, I’m not ready to put any stamps on anybody or any unrealistic expectations on anybody. I know that’s what a lot of people want to talk about, is those guys, but for me, unrealistic expectations are the biggest avenue to failure. I don’t want to place that burden on anyone. I want these guys to grow and learn and work hard. They’ll get a chance to perform in the spring.”

On his preliminary plans for the secondary and how the transfer portal affects that…

“l I think the number one thing is the secondary is a developmental position. Number two, especially for us, is when you look at it across the board, the number of players we’ve had that play as freshmen have been few and far between when it comes to defensive backs. There have certainly been role players but not many guys that can just step in and play. So, it’s a position that needs to be developed, we have some guys that we’ve been developing that need to step up and play. We’ve also got some young guys that we’ve signed that we just talked about that will have to grow quickly and will get an opportunity to compete for positions. We certainly have availability at that spot and we certainly knew that was coming for a long time, because we had some talented players that we knew were going to have the ability to leave as juniors. So, these young guys will begin to work, some of the older guys that got to play in the bowl game more than normal, they’re going to get a lot of opportunities and we’re going to try and develop some of these guys. The best part of the secondary will be the front four getting some pressure and being able to rush, so that will be just as important as anything else that we do.”

On whether there has been any indication about the possibility to host prospects on campus this spring and whether the style of recruiting throughout COVID has recharged him and his staff in some ways…

“Yeah, I would say that the travel aspect. I enjoy going to the high schools. I enjoy going to the basketball games. I enjoy promoting our game and our sport. I don’t look at that as taxing, because if you are not doing that you are doing something else. It is not like it ever stops; I have probably been more involved with my family, my kids, my players, our team here, with their activities after hours more than normal. I haven’t been on the road to basketball games, in-home visits, and have all of that under control. All those things that you would typically do in a January time period. As far as us getting kids back on campus, that is up to the NCAA. They have pushed it back several times, and we will find out shortly here if they have pushed it back this date back that we currently have. I am looking forward to getting guys back because I want to find more about them as men when they come to campus. I want to learn more about their families and have them get around our players, so that we can feel comfortable about the guys we are bringing in.”

 

On what players he has not met yet and what made them come to Georgia without the normal atmosphere…

“I met them all by Zoom, obviously. I met a lot in person for the first time. We were not able to get to see these guys. looking down the list they weren’t able to come to games this year, so we weren’t able to sit down and visit with several of them. We are excited about them. Just different because the official visit you feel like you get to know their families and so many things about them. We did not get to do that as far as time on the phone and time on Zoom. I think those same selling pieces convinced them. One, a wonderful education. We have a really stellar class in terms of academics, so this class bought into the fact that they are going to one of the top 20 public institutions in the country. That was a key ingredient. The fact that we have an opportunity to be successful. They see the support; they see what our program has been able to do from a facilities standpoint. They want to be a part of that and align themselves with that. We got a lot more kids from our own instate, in-state kids. I know Georgia means a lot to them, they watched Georgia growing up, and Georgia going to be successful is important to them. I think that was probably the number one factor because they could not factor it off of visits. They couldn’t do it off of games they had to do it off of what they knew and understood.”

On whether he sees the timeline for recruiting and signing players changing in the future and what he would change about the process…

“I don’t see this changing. I see it only moving up more and more, because more and more kids want to go here, [and] they want to start their college education here. COVID only accelerated that because they did not get the opportunity to play spring sports in a lot of cases. So, I don’t see that changing. In terms of the timing of things, it is tough for us, because you are making decisions blindly. You don’t know who is coming back, who’s not, and those decisions aren’t made. I think those decisions are made in the right timeline, but unfortunately, our early signing prevents us from getting that information, so there are two different dates that are not aligned. It is really hard to fix that. You can say the way to fix that is to push back singing day until after the junior declare day, but then you are right back to where we were before. A lot of kids want to be able to early sign and take the pressure off of January and February, so you are not going to be cohesive in either one.”

On whether there have been more players signing in December in recent years and, if so, how that has changed recruiting…

“I wouldn’t say more, I think it has always been that way, right? I have always seen January as a chance to jump ahead on the other guys. We just have a little more time now because you are on less 2021 kids because your class is pretty much done. We have always put a big emphasis on that next class. That has not changed it has just seemed to be that way. Those kids are making earlier decisions with the outlook that they may not get visits, or that they may not get an opportunity to go places and do things. “

2021 Georgia Football Schedule Announced

ATHENS——Season opener with Clemson in Charlotte, eight SEC games, and other non-conference games including the annual rivalry contest with Georgia Tech highlight the 2021 University of Georgia football schedule announced Wednesday by the Southeastern Conference.

                      Georgia will kick off the season Sept. 4 with a neutral site game in Charlotte against Clemson.  The Bulldogs will host SEC contests with South Carolina, Arkansas, Kentucky, and Missouri along with league games on the road at Vanderbilt, Auburn, Tennessee, and Florida in Jacksonville.  Georgia will also host UAB and Charleston Southern in non-conference games and travel to Georgia Tech to close out the regular season on Nov. 27.

2021 Georgia Football Schedule

Sept. 4             Clemson (Charlotte)

Sept. 11           UAB

Sept. 18           *SOUTH CAROLINA

Sept. 25           *at Vanderbilt

Oct. 2               *ARKANSAS

Oct. 9               *at Auburn

Oct. 16             *KENTUCKY

Oct. 23             Open Date

Oct. 30             *Florida (Jacksonville)

Nov. 6              *MISSOURI

Nov. 13            *at Tennessee

Nov. 20            CHARLESTON SOUTHERN

Nov. 27            at Georgia Tech

*Southeastern Conference game

Georgia Football Adds West Virginia’s Jahmile Addae As Defensive Backs Coach

ATHENS, Ga. — Jahmile Addae (juh-Mile uh-Die), defensive backs coach at West Virginia the last two seasons, has been named the defensive backs coach at the University of Georgia, according to announcement Wednesday from Bulldog head coach Kirby Smart.

“We are excited to add Jahmile to our staff and to welcome he and his family to Athens,” said UGA head coach Kirby Smart.  “Having been an all-conference safety himself while playing for West Virginia, we feel like Jahmile will boost our team both as a former player who understood the game as well as with his knowledge from coaching at a high level over the last decade.”

A native of Valrico, Fla., Addae joins the program after serving a similar role with West Virginia the last two seasons.  Most recently in 2020, he led a passing defense that ranked first nationally in Fewest Passing Yards Allowed at 159.6 yards per game.  The Mountaineers, who capped their season by beating Army in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, finished fourth in the country in Total Defense (283.5 y/g) and tallied 11 interceptions that they returned 112 yards.

In his first year at WVU, he coached two All-Big 12 Conference selections in Keith Washington II and Josh Norwood and freshman All-American Tykee Smith.  Washington II finished with a team-leading three interceptions and a team-tying nine pass breakups for 12 passes defended, ranking No. 23 nationally.  Hakeem Bailey tied Washington II for the team lead with nine pass breakups, ranking No. 9 in the Big 12.  Smith was second on the team in interceptions with two, including one he returned for a touchdown against Iowa State.

A former Mountaineer all-conference safety, Addae returned home to WVU in January 2019, after serving as the defensive backs coach and assisting with several special teams’ phases at Minnesota in 2018.  His punt return unit finished No. 1 in the nation (22.3 yards per return), punt return defense was No. 2 (1.11 y/r) and the kickoff return unit finished No. 26 nationally (23.4 y/r).

Prior to Minnesota, Addae spent five years at Arizona, coaching the defensive backs in 2016-17 and serving as an analyst from 2013-15.

Addae developed a youthful defensive secondary into some of the team’s top performers. In 2017, Lorenzo Burns, Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles, Scottie Young and Jace Whittaker combined for 261 tackles, 24 pass breakups and 12 interceptions.

In 2010-11, Addae was the running backs coach at Cincinnati, where he mentored All-Big East Second-Team selection Isaiah Pead.  Pead rushed for 1,029 yards, ranking No. 1 in the conference and in the top-10 nationally in yards per carry (6.6 yards per carry).

Pead averaged 93.6 yards per game and was Cincinnati’s first 1,000-yard rusher in almost a decade and at the time, the Bearcats’ seventh player to hit the mark.

Addae was recognized by Rivals.com as one of the top-10 recruiters in the Big East Conference.  Before coaching the Bearcats, Addae served as Cincinnati’s Director of Player Development.  He also managed many of the team’s off-the-field responsibilities, including the Cats In The Community program.

Prior to his time at Cincinnati, he was a defensive graduate assistant at Michigan, where he worked with the Wolverines’ secondary and scout team offense.

After graduating from WVU in 2006, Addae was a graduate assistant in the football video department at West Virginia.

Addae was a four-year starter, two-time captain and two-time All-Big East defensive back for the Mountaineers.  Addae, who is tied for the WVU record for most pass breakups in a game (five, Rutgers, 2002), finished his WVU career with 253 tackles, including 152 solo stops and 25 pass breakups, ranking No. 5 in program history.  He also ranks No. 3 in single-season pass breakups with 16 during the 2002 season.

Addae was selected for the Senior Bowl in 2006 and participated in the NFL Combine.  He signed a free agent contract with his hometown Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2006 and spent the end of the season with the Indianapolis Colts.

Addae, and his wife, Maryann, have three sons, Agyeman, Ayden and Amaree.

SEC Adjusts Site of 2021 Football Media Days

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (January 26, 2021) – The Southeastern Conference announced Tuesday it is adjusting the site of its annual SEC Football Media Days in 2021 from Nashville to Hoover, Alabama, and will reschedule the Nashville event to the summer of 2023.

SEC Football Media Days, which was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is now scheduled to be held at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, July 19-22. The Wynfrey Hotel has been the site of the signature event 18 times in the last 19 occurrences.

“Nashville’s success with the NFL Draft in 2019 was a point of attraction when we originally selected it as site for SEC Football Media Days, but the current environment related to the virus will not allow us to explore some of the unique fan experiences we had hoped to pursue in Nashville for this event,” said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. “With two years to prepare, we look forward to making SEC Media Days an even bigger event in Nashville in 2023.”

The SEC will announce the site of the 2022 SEC Football Media Days in the near future.

Hardman, Chiefs Returning To Super Bowl

Georgia receiver Mecole Hardman (4) during the Bulldogs' session on fhe Woodruff Practice Fields in Athens, Ga., on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. (Photo by Steven Colquitt)
For Immediate Release
UGA Sports Communications
Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021

Mecole Hardman and the Kansas City Chiefs are going back to the Super Bowl.

Kansas City dispatched Buffalo in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday as Hardman caught a touchdown pass and set up another score with a long rush. The Chiefs won the Super Bowl a year ago to cap Hardman’s rookie season.

With Kansas City advancing, the Bulldogs extended their streak of at least one player on a Super Bowl roster to a nationally leading 20 straight seasons. Purdue’s run of 21 seasons came to an end and LSU pushed its streak to 20 as well, followed by Florida at 19.

The Chiefs will take on Tampa Bay in Super Bowl LV on Sunday, Feb. 7. The Buccaneers, who defeated Green Bay in the NFC Championship Game, do not have any Bulldogs on their roster.

Kansas City also has defensive back Deandre Baker on its practice squad injured reserve list.

Here are the details from the AFC and NFC Championship Games on Sunday:

    Chiefs 38, Bills 24

    Mecole Hardman, WR: Hardman had two catches for four yards, including a 3-yard touchdown reception, for Kansas City. Hardman added a 50-yard rush and a 26-yard kickoff return.

    Deandre Baker, DB: Baker was lost for the playoffs when he suffered a broken leg in the Chiefs’ regular-season finale.

    Isaiah McKenzie, WR: McKenzie caught a 6-yard touchdown pass and had two rushes for nine yards for the Bills.

    Jake Fromm, QB: Fromm was not active for Buffalo. He served all season as the Bills’ No. 3 quarterback and did not appear in a game.

    Buccaneers 31, Packers 26

    Isaac Nauta, TE: Nauta is a member of the Packers’ practice squad. Nauta appeared in seven games for Detroit before joining Green Bay in December.