• Former Dawg Terrence Edwards will be enshrined into the 2017 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Hall of Fame. Georgia’s all-time leader in receptions, yards receiving and touchdown receptions played nine seasons in the CFL including seven with the Blue Bombers. Edwards was fourth all-time in the team’s history in receptions and yards receiving. In his seven seasons he totaled 469 receptions for 7,200 yards. He had over 100 yards receiving in 24 games and in five seasons he had over 1,000 yards receiving. He also had 46 touchdown receptions.
• From one of the Georgia’s best receivers to another, Malcolm Mitchell was also honored. This time it wasn’t for his football play. Mitchell, author of “The Magician’s Hat” signed a contract with Scholastic, a children’s books publishing company. He will have a new edition of his first book featuring new illustrations and will write two more books. This offseason, Mitchell has toured schools throughout the New England area as well as Georgia to spread the value of reading. He has been honored by both America’s Promise and the Georgia Writer’s Association. Last season as a rookie, Mitchell had 32 receptions for 401 yards and six touchdown receptions. He also had six receptions in the Super Bowl.
Here is a stat that includes both players…
Most Career Receptions by Georgia Bulldog
• In other football news, current running backs coach Dell McGee signed a two-year contract and received a $75,000 raise. His salary is now at $350,000 a year.
• Switching to baseball, Alex Wood keeps winning. The southpaw for the Dodgers improved to 8-0 on the season while lowering his ERA to 1.86. Last Friday in a game against the Rockies, Wood went six innings, allowed just three hits and one earned run while striking out seven and walking two. He has 79 strikeouts this season with just 17 walks in 67 2/3 innings.
• In the minors, another former ace, Robert Tyler was assigned to the Rockies extended Spring Training from Grand Junction. Their season began on June 19th.
• Also in the minors, David Sosebee lowered his ERA from 3.15 to 2.75 in last two weeks and notched saves in his last two appearances for the Charleston RiverDogs. Charleston is the Class A affiliate of the New York Yankees.
• In the Cape Cod league, current Georgia pitcher Justin Glover has pitched two games including one start for the Wareham Gateman. In eight total innings he has allowed just one earned run on four hits while striking out six and walking one. He defeated Orleans last Friday for his first win.
• On the links, Brian Harman, fresh off his runner-up finish at the U.S. Open, finished tied for 35th at The Travelers Championship. It could have been worse for him, but in his last six holes he had three pars, two birdies and an eagle. His eagle was on hole 15 where he bogeyed the previous two times he played it. Also in Cromwell, Connecticut, Hudson Swafford finished tied for 66th.
• Golfer Greyson Sigg has been playing on the Mackenzie Tour in Canada. This past week he was named third team All-American by both the Golf Coaches Association of America and Golfweek Magazine. Sigg was the 60th All-American is Chris Haack’s 21 seasons as Georgia’s men’s golf coach. In three professional events, Sigg has two top ten finishes.
• A current Bulldog is Alex Diaz, a freshman on last season’s men’s tennis team went a perfect 4-0 for Puerto Rico in singles and 2-0 in doubles for Puerto Rico in a Davis Cup regional competition.
• New Georgia gymnastics coach Courtney Kupets Carter hired former Gym Dog great Heather Stepp McCormick as Georgia’s Director of Gymnastics Administration. She will be responsible for administrative and logistical matters within day-to-day operations. Stepp McCormick was a nine-time All-American for Georgia in the early 1990’s under Suzanne Yoculan. She was the 1993 SEC Gymnast of the Year and was the NCAA Vault champion in 1992 and 1993. She was inducted into Georgia’s Circle of Honor in 2006 and Georgia’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.
• In other Bulldog news, Kentavious Caldwell Pope will be suspended for the first two games of next season’s NBA schedule. The Detroit Piston shooting guard averaged 13.8 points per game in his fourth season as a pro.
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