Top 25 Players in the SEC: No. 5 A.J. Green

Georgia receiver A.J. Green used raw athleticism to make an immediate impact as a true freshman.

The Associated Press
Published: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 7:20 p.m.

No. 5 A.J. GREEN

Georgia sophomore wide receiver

Why he's No. 5: Only a few months removed from high school, Green was named the SEC freshman of the year in 2008 in a vote of the league coaches. He's a big (6-4, 207 pounds), and big-time, wide receiver who has freakish athletic ability and hands as good as you'll see anywhere. He'll be UGA's go-to receiver this season, and a strong All-America candidate. He's a match-up nightmare for most cornerbacks because of his size and leaping ability.

Key number: As a true freshman last season, he caught 56 passes for 963 yards and eight touchdowns.

Fun fact: Green was the only junior named to the 2006 USA Today High School All-American team. He had a phenomenal high school career, catching 269 passes for 5,279 yards in four years as a starter.

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