Jean-Gilles, Blue AP 1st-Team All-Americans

ATHENS - Offensive guard Max Jean-Gilles and safety Greg Blue of the Georgia football team have been named as First-Team All-Americans by The Associated Press, while kicker Brandon Coutu has been chosen for the Third Team.

Jean-Gilles and Blue previously were named All-Americans by the American Football Coaches Association and the Walter Camp Football Foundation. Jean-Gilles, Blue and Coutu were All-SEC choices.

Jean-Gilles, a senior from Miami, Fla., anchors an offensive line that has rolled up 382 yards and 29.1 points per game this year. With Jean-Gilles leading the way, the Bulldogs have rushed for 157 yards per game and the line has allowed only 20 sacks.

Blue, a senior from College Park, is Georgia¹s leading tackler with 88 stops, including 63 solos. He also has two interceptions and a fumble recovery this year.

Coutu, a sophomore from Lawrenceville, leads the SEC in scoring with 109 points. He is 40-of-40 on extra points and 23-of-29 on field goals.

Max Jean-Gilles, Greg Blue and Brandon Coutu will lead the Bulldogs against West Virginia in the Nokia Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2 in Atlanta.

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