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Rodrigo Blankenship named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week

Rodrigo Blankenship
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UGA football junior placekicker Rodrigo Blankenship has been named the SEC Special Teams Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday.

In Georgia’s 41-17 win at South Carolina, Rodrigo Blankenship hit two field goals over 40 yards, made all five point after attempts, and hit all seven of his kickoffs through the end zone.

Below are notes from the SEC’s release:

  • Blankenship was 2-for-2 on field goals, drilling a 44 and 45 yarder, and hit all five of his PATs during Georgia’s 41-17 SEC opener on the road at #24 South Carolina.
  • He connected on his 44 yarder at time expired in the second quarter to push the Bulldogs’ lead to 20-10 heading into the second half.
  • Also dropped all of his seven kickoffs in the end zone for touchbacks, making him 14-for-14 on the year.
  • Blankenship is the top SEC kicker and No. 5 nationally for active Division I players in field goal percentage at 84 percent; his 44 career attempts are more than anyone on the nation’s top-10 list.

Georgia’s next game is this Saturday at home against Middle Tennessee. The game is set for 7:15pm ET on ESPN2.

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