Offensive Player of the Year
DJ Shockley - Quarterback
College: 2005: As a senior starter he led the Bulldogs to a 10-3 record and their second SEC championship in four seasons. The Bulldogs finished ranked tenth nationally and won 10 or more games for the fourth consecutive year—an accomplishment that had only happened one other time in school history. Shockley was named MVP of the 2005 SEC Championship Game victory over LSU. He was part of a senior class that won 44 career games—more than any senior class in Georgia history. And with the team successes came individual success as well. As a senior, he threw for 2,588 yards, 24 TD’s and only five interceptions. By the time his career was over, he had set several school records including Career Pass Efficiency Rating (142.86), Most TD Passes in a Season (24 in 2005), TD Responsibility in a Season (28 in 2005), TD Responsibility in a Game (6 vs. Boise State, 2005), and Most TD Passes in a Game (5 vs. Boise State in 2005, tying mark by David Greene vs. LSU in 2004).
Defensive Player of the Year
Greg Blue - Free Safety
College: One of the hardest hitters in college football in 2005, Blue helped lead the Georgia Bulldogs to the 2005 Southeastern Conference Championship—the team’s second SEC title in four years. He also was part of a senior class that won 44 career games—more than any senior class in Georgia history. The team also won 10 games four consecutive years and ranked in the nation’s top 10 four straight seasons for only the second time in school history. In 2005, Blue led the team in tackles with 96 and was named one of only four consensus All-Americans from the SEC earning first team All-America honors from the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), the Walter Camp Football Foundation, the Associated Press, and The Sporting News. He was also a consensus All-SEC first team selection and for his efforts was elected the team’s permanent defensive co-captain by his teammates. Blue was a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award which goes annually to the nation’s top defensive back. Following his senior season, he was invited to play in the Senior Bowl post-season all-star game.