GEORGIA NOTEBOOK: Murray bruised, but recovering; Green finalist for Biletnikoff Award; UGA-Ga. Tech to be aired on ESPN

Photo by Danny Aller

Photo by Danny Aller

ATHENS -- Georgia junior A.J. Green was named one of 10 semifinalists for the Fred Biletnikoff Award on Monday -- an honor given annually to the nation's top collegiate receiver.

This marks the second year in a row that Green has been named a semifinalist for the award. Green is one of four players from the SEC who was named to the list. The last player to win the award from the SEC was in 2001 (Josh Reed, LSU).

The next vote to determine the top three finalists will take place this week with the finalists being announcedNov. 22. The presentation of the Biletnikoff Award will be featured on The Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards live Dec. 9 on ESPN.

Green, a 6-foot-4, 212-pound native of Summerville, S.C., has recorded 41 catches for 674 yards receiving (96.3 yards per game) and nine touchdowns in only seven games this season. Green has seven 100-yard receiving games in his career, including three in 2010, and is now No. 2 on Bulldog history with 23 career receiving touchdowns.

He posted his most impressive performance of the season at No. 2 Auburn over the weekend. Green snagged a career-high nine passes for a season-high 164 yards and two touchdowns against the Tigers.

Thanks in large part to Green's presence, Georgia has scored 30 or more points in six consecutive games for the first time in school history.

Georgia hosts Georgia Tech in the regular season finale in Athens.



The Nov. 27 football game between Georgia and Georgia Tech in Athens will be televised by ESPN with kickoff set for 7:45 p.m.

This will mark Georgia's second appearance on ESPN this season.

The Bulldogs' matchup against No. 12 Arkansas in Athens was also on ESPN on Sept. 18. Georgia has appeared on ESPN 52 times through the years and posted a 26-25-1 overall record.