Baldwin's Bullard makes PFF's All-SEC first team, honorable mention All-American
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In less than two short years, Javon Bullard has gone from one of the last players mentioned in Georgia's 2021 recruiting class to one of the most important players on the team.
Bullard, an integral part of the first Georgia football team ever to go 13-0, recently had his work recognized, as Pro Football Focus (PFF) named him to its All-SEC first team. As a cherry on top, Bullard also was named as an honorable mention All-American by PFF. PFF is a widely cited service that "evaluates every player on every play during a football game" by a grading system.
Timing is a big part of life, and Bullard chose quite a time to enroll at UGA and play football. His very first season in Athens coincided with Georgia's first national championship in football since 1980, while his sophomore season finds the Dawgs again on top and ranked No. 1 in the polls and the SEC champion. Put it this way: Georgia has been ranked No. 1 a total of 36 times in the history of the Associated Press poll, which first began way back in 1948, and more than half of those number 1 rankings (21) have occurred since Bullard has been on campus.
In other words, Bullard's timing has been impeccable, these the glory days for Georgia Bulldogs football program.
Bullard was left off of the All-SEC coaches' and Associated Press' teams. Based on the fact that the large majority of the defensive backs on those respective all-SEC teams will either graduate or jump to the pros after this season, and you can look for Bullard to be named a preseason All-SEC selection by many groups and media outlets in 2023.
Bullard is the first Milledgeville guy to play on scholarship at Georgia since J.T. Wall in 2001 and 2002.