ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia graduate safety J.R. Reed and junior left tackle Andrew Thomas have both been named to the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) All-America First Team, according to an announcement on Thursday.


Reed, a native of Frisco, Texas, and Thomas, a native of Lithonia, Ga., are two of seven players from the Southeastern Conference named to the First Team.


In addition to all being All-SEC First Team selections, this Georgia duo helped lead the Bulldogs to their third straight SEC Eastern Division title, to their third season with at least 11 wins and victories over four top-25 opponents heading into the Allstate Sugar Bowl.


Bulldog All-America Honors

Junior LT Andrew Thomas – *Associated Press (AP), *Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), *AFCA Coaches, *Sporting News, *Sports Illustrated, *Walter Camp, *CBS Sports, *ESPN, *Bleacher Report, ^USA Today, ^Pro Football Focus (PFF)

Graduate PK Rodrigo Blankenship – *USA Today, *AFCA Coaches, *Sports Illustrated, *Walter Camp, *Bleacher Report, *Pro Football Focus (PFF), ^Sporting News, ^Associated Press (AP)

Graduate S J.R. Reed – *Associated Press (AP), *Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), *Walter Camp, ^Sporting News, ^USA Today, ^Sports Illustrated, ^AFCA Coaches

Junior OG Solomon Kindley – ^Sports Illustrated

*First Team, ^Second Team


The No. 5 Bulldogs (11-2) will face No. 7 Baylor (11-2) in the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 2020, in New Orleans, La.  ESPN will televise the matchup at 8:45 p.m. ET.