Georgia Sports Communications

Sept. 19, 2022



ATHENS, Ga. — Bulldog sophomore tight end Brock Bowers has been named the Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week following his performance at South Carolina, according to an announcement Monday.


Bowers, a native of Napa, Calif., was twice named the SEC Freshman of the Week in 2021.  This marks his first Offensive Player of the Week accolade.


Following the win over No. 11 Oregon, senior safety Christopher Smith was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Week.  Quarterback Stetson Bennett was the only Bulldog to earn SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors last year following his performance versus UAB.


Bowers posted the fifth 100-yard receiving game of his career and scored three touchdowns in a game for the second time during the 48-7 rout at South Carolina.  He had a team-high five receptions for 121 yards and two scores, including a 78-yard touchdown catch that put Georgia up 31-0 in the third quarter.


Bowers also had a 5-yard rushing score for the game’s first points in the opening period.  This marked the second time in his career that he has tallied two receiving touchdowns and one rushing touchdown in the same game (2021, at Vanderbilt).


Georgia plays host to Kent State (1-2, 0-0 MAC) in Athens on Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium on Saturday.  Kickoff is scheduled for 12 p.m. and the SEC Network+/ESPN+ will stream the matchup.