Georgia defensive back Eric Stokes (27) during a game against South Carolina at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, SC., on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. (Photo by Tony Walsh)

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia junior defensive back Eric Stokes has been named to the 2020 CBS Sports/247Sports All-America First Team.

 

The Southeastern Conference had a national leading 12 First Team selections and 17 selections overall.

 

Stokes, a native of Covington, Ga., was an Associated Press All-SEC First Team selection and was included on the Coaches All-SEC Second Team.

 

Stokes has started all nine games for the Bulldogs and has served as one of the team’s captains this year.  He has 20 tackles this season, including 14 solo stops, and has a team-leading four interceptions.  Stokes has taken two of those picks back for touchdowns, making him one of five FBS players this season to have a pair of pick-sixes.  He is the third Bulldog all-time to return two interceptions for scores in a season (Jake Scott, Darryl Gamble).

 

The No. 9 Bulldogs (7-2 SEC) take on No. 8 Cincinnati (9-0, 6-0 American Athletic Conference) in Atlanta in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on Jan. 1.  ESPN will televise the game at 12 p.m.