One critical drop lingered for Georgia receiver Reggie Davis after Saturday’s loss to Tennessee, but the plays he did make in the game were recognized on Monday.
Davis was named the SEC special teams player of the week and the junior was also one of two players named to the Paul Hornung Award weekly honor roll. The award goes to the nation’s most versatile player.
The Tallahassee, Fla., native returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown, returned four kickoffs for 73 yards and had three catches for 101 yards including a 48-yard touchdown.
Davis’ drop came at the Vols’ 5-yard line with 1:58 to go on a deep ball.
“I think he did a good job of putting it behind him and he made (an 18-yard catch) on that last drive,” quarterback Greyson Lambert said. “He also made a touchdown catch and punt return. He’s a dynamic player for us.”
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Chubb, who was lost for the season with a left knee injury against Tennessee that will require surgery, was out of the hospital and at the training room of the Butts-Mehre building on Monday. Tight end Jay Rome said he tried to encourage him. “I prayed with him and prayed for him,” Rome said. “We’re definitely a family and we’re going to be there for him.” Offensive guard Greg Pyke spoke to Chubb on the plane ride home from Knoxville and told him to keep his head up. “He’s in good spirits,” Pyke said. “We have some of the best medical staff here so I think he’ll have a speedy recovery. …He’s going to come back even stronger.” …Saturday’s captains: Offensive tackle John Theus, wide receiver Reggie Davis and defensive end Josh Dawson. …The SEC Network’s on air crew for Saturday’s game is Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer and Maria Taylor.