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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 CollegeFootballNews.com 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.

2008 FWAA FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA TEAM

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

DEFENSE

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

SPECIALISTS

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

HEAD COACH

Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech

Denotes true freshman



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