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Georgia Bulldogs LB Jamon Dumas-Johnson Tabbed Butkus Award Finalist

November 22, 2022
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ATHENS - Georgia Bulldogs LB Jamon Dumas-Johnson has been named one of five finalists for the 2022 Butkus Award given to the nation’s best collegiate linebacker, according to an announcement by the Butkus Foundation.

Dumas-Johnson, a native of Hyattsville, Md., is one of two finalists from the Southeastern Conference for the 38th awarding of the honor.  The winner will be announced in December.
 
Former Bulldog and current Philadelphia Eagle Nakobe Dean was the 2021 Butkus Award winner, continuing a string of Georgia connections with the honor.  Current Tennessee Titan Monty Rice was a Butkus Award finalist in 2020 and current Baltimore Raven Roquan Smith won the 2017 Butkus Award.

Dumas-Johnson is the Bulldogs’ second leading tackler with 54 stops, including seven tackles for loss and three sacks.  Filling the spots of three Georgia inside linebackers who are now in the NFL, Dumas-Johnson is anchoring a unit that leads the country in Scoring Defense (11.1 points/game) and ranks fifth nationally in Total Defense (272.1 yards/game).  The Bulldog defense has posted 24 scoreless quarters, including holding five teams scoreless in the opening half this year.  The Bulldogs have held six teams to a season low in points, including No. 1 Tennessee and No. 11 Oregon.
 
No. 1 Georgia (11-0, 8-0 SEC) concludes its regular season on Dooley Field in Sanford Stadium versus Georgia Tech (5-6, 4-4 ACC) on Saturday.  ESPN will televise the matchup at 12 p.m.


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