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January 8, 2009

Green honored

A.J. Green was named to the 2008 Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America Team, according to an announcement made by the FWAA on Thursday.

Green, a native of Summerville, S.C., led the Bulldogs with 963 receiving yards and eight touchdowns on 56 receptions, a UGA freshman record. The 963 receiving yards ranked as the third-best single-season total in school history. Green also made four rushing attempts for 61 yards.

The Freshman All-America honor by the FWAA and AON Insurance adds to an already impressive list of accomplishments for Green. He was also selected first-team All-Freshman by and Phil Steele, All-Freshman by Sporting News, named Freshman of the Year by the Southeastern Conference Coaches, named first-team All-SEC by the Associated Press and Phil Steele, selected second-team All-SEC by the SEC Coaches and earned the team's Newcomer of the Year Award on offense.



Pos. Player, School

QB Kellen Moore, Boise State.

RB Darren Evans, Virginia Tech

RB • Jacquizz Rodgers, Oregon State

WR • DeAndre Brown, Southern Miss

WR • A.J. Green, Georgia

WR • Julio Jones, Alabama

T • Andrew Datko, Florida State

T Matt Reynolds, BYU

G Joel Foreman, Michigan State

G Moe Petrus, Connecticut

C • Michael Brewster, Ohio State


Pos. Player, School

DE • Brandon Harold, Kansas State

DE Thomas Keiser, Stanford

DT • Marcus Forston, Miami

DT • Lawrence Guy, Arizona State

LB • Dont'a Hightower, Alabama

LB Travis Lewis, Oklahoma

LB Brandon Maye, Clemson

CB • Janoris Jenkins, Florida

CB • Jordan Mabin, Northwestern

S Sean Baker, Ball State

S Earl Thomas, Texas


Pos. Player, School

P Bryan Anger, California

K Philip Welch, Wisconsin

KR • Leonard Johnson, Iowa State

PR • T.Y. Hilton, Florida International

ATH • Damaris Johnson, Tulsa


Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech

• Denotes true freshman



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