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Brock Bowers: The Georgia Bulldogs' Tight Ends Are "Elite"

August 16, 2022

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ATHENS - Georgia Bulldogs TE Brock Bowers didn’t know that he would have such a huge impact on the Dawgs’ 2021 season, but it happened. 

Bowers caught 56 balls for 882 yards with 13 touchdowns. He four-catch performance against Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide was enough to secure Kirby Smart’s first national title as coach, and the program’s first title win in 41 years.

Did he know he would end the season as such a critical part of the Dawgs 2021 national title season?

“Not really,” he admitted to reporters. “I was out there doing my thing every day. Just working hard. I didn’t really expect much during Fall camp last year. It just kind of all happened. Happened pretty fast, too.”

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Tuesday is the first time the California native has spoken with the media at Georgia. Additionally, Bowers is on the cover of Dawg Post’s 2022 season preview. Bowers ended 2021 as a first team All-American and was named the Football Writers Association Freshman of the Year as well as SEC Newcomer of the Year by the Associated Press

Bowers is surrounded by a slew of tight ends that could push their way to huge years this fall. Darnell Washington, Arik Gilbert and Oscar Delp have splashed this fall according to insiders. The Napa native said the group is “elite”. They’re also a big reason why the Bulldogs have +160 odds to win the SEC this upcoming season according to FanDuel.

“We are all rooting for each other, supporting each other. It’s a really good environment in that room. Everyone wants everyone to succeed. When someone else is making plays, I’m happy for them. When I make play, they are happy for me,” he said “It’s a good environment.”

The No. 3 Bulldogs will take on Dan Lanning and his No. 11 Oregon Ducks in Atlanta to start the 2022 season. The Bulldogs are listed as 17.5-point favorites to topple the Ducks in the opener.

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