Georgia Bulldogs TE Brock Bowers wins 2022 John Mackey Award

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Brock Bowers is the best tight end in college football, and it’s not particularly close. He gives Kyle Pitts, who is widely considered one of the greatest tight end prospects in history, a run for his money. And following his breakout campaign as a true freshman in 2021, which should’ve resulted in honors for the best player at his position, Bowers was equally impressive this season, winning the 2022 John Mackey Award.

The award is given annually to the nation’s top tight end, and Bowers probably should be a back-to-back winner. He becomes the first Georgia player to bring home the award. The Bulldogs tight end was an immediate sensation as a freshman, and his sophomore season hasn’t disappointed.

Following a national championship season, Georgia has impressively won 13 straight games, looking┬áto be the first team since Nick Saban’s Alabama a decade ago to win back-to-back. Bowers has been a significant reason for that. Following his 882 yards and 13 touchdowns on 52 catches total in 2021, Bowers has totaled the same amount of receptions for 726 yards and six touchdowns, including a 75-yard touchdown run against Kent State.

He’s arguably the most dangerous pass catcher in football and easily the best tight end. Bowers would’ve been the highest-drafted player at his position as a freshman. It’s crazy to think all he’s accomplished, and he’s just a sophomore. The Bulldogs will once again be vying for a national championship next season regardless of how this one turns out, and Bowers will once again play a massive role in Georgia’s offense.

Photographer: Brandon Sloter/Icon Sportswire
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