Georgia Sports Communications

Oct. 20, 2021



ATHENS, Ga. — Bulldog true freshman tight end Brock Bowers has been named the John Mackey Award Tight End of the Week following his performance during the 30-13 win over No. 11 Kentucky.


Bowers, a native of Napa, Calif., was also named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week for the second time this season after his team’s victory over the Wildcats.


Bowers hauled in six catches for a game-high 101 yards and two touchdowns during Georgia’s seventh win.  With six scoring receptions this year, he has now tied the school record for the most touchdown catches for a tight end in a season (Leonard Pope, 2004).


Bowers helped the Bulldogs distance themselves 21-7 from the Wildcats with an acrobatic 27-yard catch in the end zone.  In the fourth quarter, Bowers put the game out of reach for Kentucky as he caught a 20-yard touchdown catch that was lofted over the hands of the Wildcats.


The 2021 Mackey Award recipient will be presented on Dec. 9 at The Home Depot College Football Awards Show, which will be a virtual format from the ESPN studios in Bristol, Conn.


The No. 1 Bulldogs (7-0, 5-0 SEC) make their annual trip to Jacksonville, Fla., to take on Florida (4-3, 2-3) on Saturday, Oct. 30.  CBS will televise the matchup at 3:30 p.m.