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UGA Football WR Ladd McConkey Selected No. 34 Overall By LA Chargers

April 26, 2024
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ATHENS - UGA Football WR Ladd McConkey was picked No. 34 overall to the Los Angeles Chargers in the 2024 NFL Draft in Detroit.

What a career this young man had in Athens.

The North Georgia native out of North Murray High School was a last-second addition to Georgia’s 2020 class after the Tennessee Volunteers, his childhood favorite team, told him “no thanks”.

Now, he’ll go down as a fan favorite and one of the very best receivers in the Kirby Smart era. The two-time national champion made a handful of memorable catches during his time in Athens, and now he’s off to the NFL to prove more doudbters wrong.


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2023 - Georgia Bulldogs WR Ladd McConkey

Wuerffel Trophy winner, honoring player "who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement"...named to Allstate AFCA Good Works Team...Named National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete...finalist for William V. Campbell Trophy and Wuerffel Trophy...played in nine contests, starting vs. Missouri…totaled 30 receptions for 478 yards and two receiving touchdowns while adding one TD on the ground…caught four passes for 58 yards, including a 31-yard reception, at Vanderbilt...named SEC Offensive Player of the Week and Senior Bowl Co-Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against Florida, making six catches for 135 yards and adding a 41-yard touchdown reception in win over the Gators...caught seven passes for 95 yards, including a team-long 33-yard reception in win over Missouri...caught four passes for 81 yards and a 29-yard touchdown vs. Ole Miss, also recording a 41-yard reception...posted a 27-yard rushing touchdown and made one catch for 22 yards in Capital One Orange Bowl vs. Florida State...named to Preseason Media Days All-SEC First Team...Wuerffel Trophy Watch List selection...Biletnikoff Award Watch List selection...included on Senior Bowl Watch List...Campbell Trophy semifinalist.

2022 - Georgia Bulldogs WR Ladd McConkey

Coaches' All-SEC Second Team...started at WR in 14 of 15 games...second on team in receptions with 58 on the season for 762 yards and seven TDs...also has 17 punt returns for a 12.31 average...also rushed twice for 16 yards, including a 9-yard TD run vs. Oregon...had a 37-yard catch, as well as two punt returns for 32 yards, in win over Samford...had four catches for 52 yards in win at South Carolina...career-high six receptions in win over Kent State...five catches for 47 yards and a career-long 38-yard punt return in win over Auburn...four catches for 51 yards and a TD in win over Florida...team-high five catches for 94 yards, including a 37-yarder for a TD, in win over Tennessee...five catches for 71 yards and a TD in win at Mississippi State...also scored on a 70-yard run vs. the Bulldogs...did not catch a pass in win over Ga. Tech but did return two punts for 53 yards (incl. a career-long 39-yarder) and had one rush for 14 yards...had two catches in win over Ohio State in the CFP Semifinal Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl...had one carry for 14 yards and five receptions for combined 88 yards with two touchdowns in CFP National Championship Game win over TCU. 

2021 - Georgia Bulldogs WR Ladd McConkey

Coaches’ Freshman All-SEC Team...Played in all 15 games, starting in seven (CU, VU, ARK, AU, UK, UF, MIZ) and finished the season with 31 catches (second-best on team) for 447 yards and five TDs...team-high five receptions for 135 yards in win at #18 Auburn, including a 60-yard TD catch...named SEC Freshman of the Week for his efforts...team-high three catches in win over #8 Arkansas...had receiving and rushing TDs on successive drives in win at Vandy...had four catches for 62 yards vs. the Commodores...also had a pair of punt returns at Vandy, including a 19-yarder...had a 32-yard TD catch and run vs. Alabama in SEC Championship Game...had two catches for 24 yards, as well as punt returns of 34 and 28 yards, in win over Charleston Southern...had a catch for 32 yards in win over UAB...had one 12-yard grab in win over South Carolina.

2020 - Georgia Bulldogs WR Ladd McConkey

Redshirted...member of the scout team...named to the J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Honor Roll for Fall 2020.

North Murray WR Ladd McConkey

North Murray, coached by Preston Poag...247Sports.com three-star prospect...ranked as the #23 wide receiver prospect from the state of Georgia... rivals.com three-star prospect...ESPN.com three-star prospect, ranked as the #18 wide receiver in the state of Georgia...was named to the 2019 All-State Class 3A first team as an athlete by the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, and additionally the first team quarterback by the Georgia Sports Writers Association...in 2019, led the Mountaineers to the Class 3A quarterfinals as well as an 11-2 record and an undefeated 8-0 Region 6-3A title...as a senior, he racked up 3,051 all-purpose yards while playing quarterback, running back, receiver and return specialist...he completed 124 passes for 1,771 yards and 20 touchdowns through the air, and added 924 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground...as a kick/punt returner, he amassed 356 return yards on seven returns (50.9 yards per return) for three touchdowns...as a defensive back, he made four interceptions and returned three for touchdowns...even punted for North Murray, earned All-Region honorable mention as a specialist...honored as Region 6-3A Offensive Player of the Year by region coaches as well as First Team defense...starting guard on the varsity basketball team, where he helped lead the Mountaineers to an undefeated 16-0 Region 6-3A title and a 20-5 overall record as a senior...also competed on the North Murray varsity track and field team, clocking a 10.85 in the 100 meters while also placing third at the region meet in 2019...caught the eye of scouts at the 2019 Opening Atlanta Regional, where he impressed in drills and clocked a 4.56 time in the 40-yard-dash.

 
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