The Georgia Bulldogs lost a number of players to the NCAA transfer portal last offseason. How did players who transferred from UGA perform?
Some former Georgia players blossomed at their new homes. Others failed to make an impact or suffered an unfortunate injury.
Here’s how all 14 of the players who left the Georgia program fared in 2021:
Florida State defensive end Jermaine Johnson
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Florida State defensive end Jermaine Johnson won the ACC’s Defensive Player of the Year award. Johnson was outstanding for the Seminoles. He finished with 12 sacks and two forced fumbles. Now, Johnson is headed to the 2022 NFL draft.
Hawaii defensive back Hugh Nelson
Hawaii defensive back Hugh Nelson II reacts after making an interception against Fresno State during the fourth quarter. AP Photo/Marco Garcia
Hugh Nelson was previously a key member of Georgia’s scout team. Nelson has seen far more playing time for Hawaii. The defensive back finished the regular season with two interceptions, six pass deflections and 19 tackles.
Oregon State wide receiver Makiya Tongue
Makiya Tongue finished the 2021 regular season with one catch for 24 yards. Tongue is a former four-star recruit. He will likely have a larger role for the Beavers in 2022.
North Texas wide receiver Tommy Bush
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Tommy Bush is out for the season with an injury. The 6-foot-5, 195-pound receiver gave North Texas a boost to begin the year with three receptions for 43 yards, but he went down with an injury and did not return in 2021. Hopefully Bush heals and has a strong 2022 season.
Old Dominion wide receiver Trey Blount
Former Georgia Bulldogs wide receiver Trey Blount. Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports
Trey Blount did not record a catch for Old Dominion in 2021.
Quarterback John Seter
Former Georgia walk-on quarterback John Seter started several games for Stetson this past season. Seter threw for 804 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions.
Illinois defensive back Prather Hudson
Former Georgia Bulldogs running back and special teams player Prather Hudson. Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports
Prather Hudson recorded 14 total tackles for Illinois in 2021. Hudson was a former special teams standout for UGA.
Temple quarterback D'Wan Mathis
D’Wan Mathis opened the 2020 college football season as Georgia’s starting quarterback Dylan Buell/Getty Images
Former Georgia starting quarterback D’Wan Mathis played in seven games for Temple this season. Mathis’ highlight of the year was leading Temple to an upset win over Memphis. He threw three touchdowns in the win.
Mathis finished the year with six touchdown passes and four interceptions.
Auburn wide receiver Demetris Robertson
Auburn Tigers wide receiver Demetris Robertson had a big role this year. John Reed-USA TODAY Sports
Auburn wide receiver Demetris Robertson finished the regular season with 474 receiving yards and five touchdowns. Robertson and the Tigers play Houston in the Birmingham Bowl on Dec. 28.
LSU defensive back Major Burns
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LSU defensive back Major Burns played in five games for the Tigers before missing the remainder of the regular season with a foot injury. Burns finished the year with 25 tackles and an interception.
Toledo wide receiver Matt Landers
Former UGA receiver Matt Landers (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Toledo wide receiver Matt Landers scored a 90-yard touchdown in the Bahamas Bowl. Landers has caught 16 passes for 377 yards and scored four touchdowns in 2021.
Miami cornerback Tyrique Stevenson
Miami Hurricanes cornerback Tyrique Stevenson was a key player this year. Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Miami cornerback Tyrique Stevenson finished the 2021 college football season with 43 tackles, one interceptions and four pass deflections. UGA could have used Stevenson’s experience in the secondary.
Middle Tennessee offensive lineman Netori Johnson
MTSU quarterback Bailey Hockman (10) looks for a player to pass to as MTSU offensive lineman Netori Johnson (72) blocks for him. Helen Comer-The Daily News
Netori Johnson started all 11 games he played for Middle Tennessee. Johnson made the PFF All-Conference USA honorable mention and played 678 snaps.
Hawaii tight end Kolby Wyatt
Hawaii tight end Kolby Wyatt, a former Georgia walk-on, did not record any stats this season.