Georgia tight end Brock Bowers (19) during the Bulldogs’ game with Vanderbilt in Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. (Photo by Tony Walsh)

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia true freshman tight end Brock Bowers has been named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week following the Bulldogs’ 62-0 rout at Vanderbilt, according to a league announcement.

 

This marks the sixth weekly honor for the Bulldogs this season and the first for Bowers.  Junior ILB Nolan Smith (Defensive Player) and WR Adonai Mitchell (Freshman) earned honors following the win over South Carolina.  In the win over UAB, senior QB Stetson Bennett (Offensive Player) garnered an SEC honor.  Senior S Christopher Smith (Defensive Player) and senior N Jordan Davis (Defensive Lineman) collected a pair of conference accolades after the season-opening victory over No. 3 Clemson.

 

Bowers, a native of Napa, Calif., led the Bulldogs in receiving for the fourth straight game with four catches for 69 yards and two touchdowns against the Commodores.  He added his first career rushing touchdown from 12 yards out to open the game.

 

Bowers is the first Bulldog to score three touchdowns in a game since Sony Michel versus Kentucky in 2017.  He is leading his team in both catches (18) and yards (272) and has also scored a team-high five touchdowns this season

 

The No. 2 Bulldogs (4-0, 2-0 SEC) play host to No. 8 Arkansas (4-0, 1-0) on Saturday.  ESPN will televise the matchup at 12 p.m. and ESPN College GameDay will be live from Athens between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.