Oliver named SEC Defensive Player of the Week


Posted Nov 27, 2006


ATHENS ­ Georgia junior CB Paul Oliver was named the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.

Oliver helped lead the Bulldogs to a 15-12 win over No. 16 Georgia Tech while holding All-American WR Calvin Johnson to two receptions and 13 yards. Oliver finished the game with four tackles, one forced fumble, three pass break-ups and an interception.

Oliver¹s INT was his third of the year and seventh of his career. The pick came late in the fourth quarter to preserve Georgia¹s victory, much like his INT earlier this year in a 14-9 win at Ole Miss.

The Georgia defense limited Georgia Tech to 188 total yards including just 42 passing yards. Georgia¹s total defense average for the season is 264.0, which ranks second in the SEC and ninth nationally. The Bulldogs are also ranked second in the league and fifth nationally with a 150.2 average in pass defense.


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