ATHENS - Redshirt freshman tailback Knowshon Moreno was the unanimous selection as the Southeastern Conference's Freshman of the Year by the league coaches, according to an announcement from the SEC office on Wednesday.
Moreno, a native of Belford, N.J., has rushed for 1,273 yards for an average of 106.0 yards per game and 12 touchdowns. He is the 12th Bulldog in school history to rush for more than 1,000 yards, including six 100-yard games. Moreno's 1,273 yards rank seventh all-time in a single season at Georgia
and stands fourth all-time among SEC freshman in a season (1,616 by Herschel Walker-Georgia-1982; 1,364 by Jamal Lewis-Tennessee-1996; 1,341 by Emmitt Smith-Florida-1987).
Moreno ranks No. 2 nationally for freshmen in rushing yards per game (106.0), trailing only Pittsburgh's LeSean McCoy (110.6). Moreno has already been named a Rivals.com and Scout.com Freshman All-American, the Sporting News SEC Offensive Freshman of the Year and the only freshman to be an All-SEC First Team selection.
The SEC All-Freshman Team will be announced on Thursday.