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AJ Green SEC Offensive Player of the WEEK and Justin Houston SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week


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One of the best players in the country. Congrats to AJ.



Wide Receiver


6-4 • 207 • Sophomore

Summerville, S.C. (HS)

• Green caught a game-high eight passes for 153 yards and a TD in Georgia’s 20-17 win against Arizona State.

• Green’s 56-yard TD reception came in the first quarter and gave the Bulldogs a 7-0 lead.

• Green and QB Joe Cox hooked up on a 36-yard reception on 3rd-and-6 late in the game, giving Georgia a 1st-and-10 at the ASU 22 yardline. Three plays later, Blair Walsh hit the game-winning 37-yard field goal as time expired.

• Green had his first career FG block in the 4th quarter against the Sun Devils to help clinch Georgia’s win.

• His eight receptions and 153 yards are single-game bests in the SEC thus far this season.



Defensive End


6-3 • 259 • Sophomore

Statesboro, Ga. (HS)

• Houston tied for the fourth-most tackles (four) and had the team’s only sack in Georgia’s 20-17 win over Arizona State.

• Houston helped hold the Sun Devils to 88 yards rushing and only 116 yards passing.

• Houston was filling in for senior DE Rod Battle, who suffered a season-ending knee injury last week.

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ATHENS, Ga. --- Georgia redshirt sophomore defensive end Justin Houston and sophomore flanker A.J. Green have been given Southeastern Conference weekly awards following their performances versus Arizona State, according to a league announcement on Monday.

Houston was named the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week and Green was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week.

Houston, a 6-3, 259-pound native of Statesboro, Ga., tied for fourth on the team with four tackles (all solo), including the team’s only sack and two tackles for loss, during the Bulldogs’ 20-17 win over Arizona State.

Houston, who has taken over the starting spot after senior Rod Battle suffered a season-ending knee injury, helped hold the Sun Devils to just 88 yards rushing and only 116 yards passing. He is the first Georgia defensive end to win this award since Charles Johnson in 2006 (versus Ole Miss).

Green, a 6-4, 207-pound native of Summerville, S.C., caught a game-high eight passes, including a career-long 56-yard reception, for 153 yards and a touchdown against Arizona State. This was his fourth 100-yard receiving game and the second this season.

He is leading the league in yards receiving (428), receiving yards per game (107.0) and receptions per game (6.2). In addition, Green had his first career field goal block in the fourth quarter to help clinch the Bulldogs’ win.

This was Houston’s first SEC weekly award. Green was named the 2008 SEC Freshman of the Year, but this is his first weekly award in 2009. Green also earned SEC weekly honors following the Bulldogs’ victory over the Sun Devils in 2008.

The Bulldogs return to action against #4 LSU in Athens on Saturday, Oct. 3. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. and the game will be shown on CBS. Verne Lundquist (play by play), Gary Danielson (color) and Tracy Wolfson (sideline) will be CBS’s announcers for the game.

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