Georgia’s Ben Cleveland repeats as SEC Lineman of the Week
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Georgia’s Ben Cleveland repeats as SEC Lineman of the Week

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ATHENS, Ga. – Georgia senior offensive guard Ben Cleveland has been named the Southeastern Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week following Georgia’s 45-16 win at South Carolina, according to a league announcement.

This marks the second SEC weekly honor for Cleveland this season and the third of his career (Missouri, 2019).  This is also the Bulldogs’ eighth weekly honor this season (Sept. 28, Jake Camarda – Special Teams; Oct. 5, OG Ben Cleveland, Offensive Lineman; Oct. 12, OLB Azeez Ojulari, Defensive Lineman; Nov. 2, Richard LeCounte, Defensive Player, Camarda, Special Teams; Nov. 23,  JT Daniels, Co-Offensive Player, Jermaine Burton, Freshman).

Cleveland, a native of Toccoa, Ga., had five knockdown blocks, missed no assignments and graded out at 90 percent after playing 48 snaps against the Gamecocks.  He helped anchored an offensive line that allowed the Bulldog backs to register a season-high 332 yards rushing on 46 attempts (7.2 average) and four touchdowns on the ground.The No. 9 Bulldogs (6-2 SEC) play host to Vanderbilt (0-8 SEC) on Dooley Field in Sanford Stadium this Saturday.  SEC Network will televise the game at 4 p.m.

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