ATHENS, Ga. --- Georgia freshman tailback Washaun Ealey has been named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week for the second time this season, according to a league announcement on Monday.
Ealey, a 5-11, 205-pound native of Stillmore, Ga., exploded for a career-high 183 yards on 20 carries (9.1 average) to help knock off #7 Georgia Tech 30-24 on the road. He lost no yardage on any of his carries versus the Yellow Jackets and had a long run of 35 yards.
Ealey and the Georgia offense were able to shred Georgia Tech’s defense for 339 yards rushing. This was the highest total for the Bulldogs since they accumulated 372 in a win over William & Mary in 1988. Ealey’s performance was the first 100-yard game of his career. He teamed with redshirt sophomore Caleb King (166 yards) to give Georgia its first pair of 100-yard rushers in a single game since 2004.
The Bulldogs have tallied a combined 1,008 yards rushing over their last four games and have gone 3-1 during that stretch. Ealey leads Georgia with 639 yards on the ground this season after only playing in eight games and starting two of those.
This is Ealey’s second weekly conference award in the last three weeks. He last won the award after leading Georgia with 98 yards and a score during the Bulldogs’ 31-24 win over #25 Auburn. This is the Bulldogs’ ninth SEC weekly award this season.