J.R. Reed named to 2019 Bednarik Award Watch List
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J.R. Reed named to 2019 Bednarik Award Watch List

J.R. Reed
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UGA senior defensive back J.R. Reed has been named to the 2019 Bednarik Award Watch List, the Maxwell Football Club has announced.

The Bednarik Award, named after Chuck Bednarik, is an annual award given to the college football defensive player of the year.

Last season, Georgia defensive back Deandre Baker was named to the Bednarik Award Watch List. Baker was later named a semifinalist for the award.

Semifinalists for the 2019 Bednarik Award will be announced on Tuesday, Oct. 29, followed by the three finalists on Monday, Nov. 25. The winner of the 2019 Bednarik Award will be announced at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019.

J.R. Reed, who hails from from Frisco, Texas, played in all 14 games last season and had 66 total tackles (38 solo, 28 assisted). Reed also had two interceptions and one sack.

The Georgia Bulldogs open the 2019 season with an SEC road game at the Vanderbilt Commodores. The game will be televised by the SEC Network at 7:30pm ET.

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